Kaffe Fassett, iconic Rowan fabric and knitwear designer, famed for his use of colour work and fabulous floral patterns, celebrates his remarkable career of 50 years in the crafts industry.
Kaffe began his career as a painter in his native California, coming to Britain in the 1960s. He discovered the joys of knitting on a trip to the woollen mills in Inverness with fashion designer Bill Gibb, going on to create ground breaking designs for Gibb's early collections and fashion house Missoni.
His passion for colour and pattern subsequently led him to design across a wide range of media including knitting for Rowan Yarns, quilting with his own brand of Rowan Fabric collections, needlework, rugmaking, mosaic as well as painting and textile design - all of which feature in the exhibition.
To mark the occasion Kaffe's 50th Anniversary event will be held on 21st May at the Gardens of the Rose, to celebrate Kaffe and his wonderful creations.
The event will consist of two parts; the first half will be for retailers and press at 11am, followed by the afternoon consumer event at 2pm where Kaffe will host a lecture with book signing to follow.
The main event will be held in the Pavilion, which will be made up as a display of Kaffe's work which will then stay up and on site for the full month of June. As well as the usual gift shop, retailer partner Lady Sew & Sew will also hold a stand selling Rowan Kaffe Fassett fabric and Rowan yarns for attendees to indulge.
Tickets for the consumer event can be purchased through the Gardens of the Rose www.rnrs.org.uk.
Posted: 14 April 2015
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