Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett

Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett
Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance is the latest quilt project book from Rowan.
There are 20 quilt projects, photographed against the backdrop of Portmeirion, Clough Williams-Ellis's renowned Italianate village in Wales.
The book was launched at the Festival of Quilts, NEC on Thursday and we have signed copies by Kaffe available now.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brandon Mably Patchwork & Quilting Fabrics from Rowan

Brandon Mably Patchwork Fabrics Brandon Mably, who for many years has been the manager of Kaffe Fassett's Studio, has produced a range of fabrics for Rowan. Raised in a small seaside town on the coast of South Wales, Brandon Mably has been interested in colour and design since he was young. According to author/ designer and Mably mentor Kaffe Fassett, Mably has "one of the sharpest eyes for style" that he has ever come across.

With no formal education in design, Mably made a radical career change from cooking to knitting in the late 1980's after a chance meeting with the world-famous Fassett. From the moment he entered Fassett's studio, Mably realised the creative potential of knitwear designs and soon became Fassett's apprentice.

For many years Mably organised the running of the Fassett studio, where Fassett trained him to knit, needlepoint, hook rag rugs, and grout mosaics. An inspiring teacher, Mably began travelling the world with Fassett doing workshops. Exotic locales such as Africa, Iceland, Guatemala, and India filled his designer's eye with inspiration and an explosion of colour and pattern.
An avid and enthusiastic teacher, Mably has learned one thing over the years - that most people have buried in them a sense of colour and design. And it is helping his students discover that design sensibility that continues to inspire and motivate Mably's work.

Brandon has his own website where you can see more of his work .

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