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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale and Company; First Edition edition (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564772780
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564772787
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

…Exactly what one would expect from the master of color…one huge canvas for working with color, patterns, and texture. -- Knitting.about.com

About the Author

Kaffe Fassett (1937-) was born in San Francisco and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the early age of 19. He moved to London in 1964 and has subsequently become known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts - esp. needlepoint, patchwork, and knitting. His work was the subject of a one-man show at the V&A London in 1988, the first time a living textile artist was honoured in this way. He is a prolific author and occasional host of TV/radio shows for the BBC. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Kaffe Fassett, an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. In 1988 he was the first living textile designer to be given a one-person show at the V&A in London, where he lives. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns.

Customer Reviews

Very interesting and inspiring, without a doubt. .
Amish Lover
I've always admired Kaffe Fassett so when I saw that this book was available at my local library I just had to borrow it.
Amazon Customer
The section of the book called Museum Tour, shows various exhibits of Mr. Fassett's work as a textile artist.
Judith Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

149 of 157 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For the price, this isn't a quality book. The paper is not up to the standards in other books by Kaffe, although Welcome Home lists at the same or a similar price. There are some nice photos of the Minneapolis exhibition, some photos of Kaffe's house and working area, comparable to what we've seen in Glorious Interiors but again not up to the quality of that book, which was much more artfully and professionally photographed. As a knitter and a needleworker, I was disappointed to find no patterns in this book for either -- the patterns are for rag rugs or quilts. Part of the intent of the book is to showcase Fassett's new home fabrics, which aren't showcased as well as they can be if this were a catalog. There are a few finished needlepoint pieces -- three peculiar chairs with interesting tapestry inserts. A nice photo of a needlepoint roses vest -- without the charts, so you'd have to chart it yourself. I was looking forward to this book but was disappointed both in the quality of the book itself and in the lack of the traditional Fassett crafts -- the knitting and the tapestries. For those who like quilts, I'd recommend you get Glorious Patchwork rather than this book. It has many more quilts and a much better presentation.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Judith Miller VINE VOICE on January 24, 2002
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This book features photographs of Kaffe Fassett's
home where he apparently does most of his work.
Beware, this book is not for the exponent of
monochromatic themes. Mr. Fassett lives with his
art and the colors in his house explode from the
pages of WELCOME HOME.
The artist says that "the house is like a constantly
changing set." In fact, his entire home appears to
be a working studio. On page eleven there are
pictures of the same room decorated in two distinct
and different styles, where even the fireplace mantle
has been changed.
From the papered or hand painted walls, to the quilts,
needlepoint rugs, chairs and pillows, the home abounds
in colors, textures and patterns. It's a treat to
just look at the photographs. If you feel so inclined,
the instructions are given for making some of the
quilts, rugs and pillows.
It's interesting to view the home environment of a
successful working artist and to see how different
objects are collected and used as sources of future
inspiration. I particularly enjoyed the pictures of
Mr. Fassett's blue and white pottery collection which
is also a favorite of mine. I also liked seeing his
bookcase, which from the point of view of a book
collector, looked well used and filled with cherished
books.
The section of the book called Museum Tour, shows
various exhibits of Mr. Fassett's work as a textile
artist. These photographs are from his show at the
Minneapolis Institute of Fine Art.
I highly recommend this beautiful book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Aisling D'Art on May 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
If you're in a design or artistic rut and need something to "jump start" your creative visions again, this book is well worth owning.
Fassett challenges all the truisms of decor and many of the fundamental rules of art, and celebrates life and color with his fabulous visual concepts. Savoring each photo in this book... Well, it's like eating the best sherbet in the world, but for your creative spirit.
If you want your environment to enrich you and welcome visitors with extraordinary and JUICY colors (and color combinations), it's worth finding a copy of this book. I recently acquired a copy (after being "on the fence" about it for too long... what WAS I thinking...?) and wish that I'd snagged a copy sooner.
I honestly can't think of any kind of art or artist that wouldn't be very positively influenced by this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I've always admired Kaffe Fassett so when I saw that this book was available at my local library I just had to borrow it. The colours do not disappoint and his home does not either. It is a continuous creative work in progress but it also looks very comfortable and lived in. I am not a crafty person but thanks to this book I went out and bought a latch hook, some hessian and found the bag of scrap material buried deep in a cupboard and now have a new easy hobby for in front of the TV that cost me less than $10 to get started with. His projects are achievable even for beginners and there is something for everyone. The beauty of this book is that it gives ideas and also an insight into how this fascinating man lives. It is not a specialist book but rather a broad overview of Fassett's interests.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely Beautiful. He is a master of color design and employs the essence of the earth with the soul. A keepsake that will be cherished forever.
This book is wonderfully written and his work is inspirational. Knowing the fabric choices and patterns are available is great comfort. His work in his home can also be yours.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BarbaraLyn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
83 of the 128 pages of this book are dedicated to the suggestions and displays of decorating a house. Four of the patterns are for rag rugs, four are for quilts and one is for a yo-yo pillow. The best part of this book was the overlapping front and back covers that can be used as bookmarks.

This book was a disappointment to me as I had hoped for more patterns and less "talk" about how to decorate. As everyone's tastes are different, seeing 83 pages of Mr. Fassett's color suggestions put me off. I knew his tastes varied greatly from mine but that doesn't mean I can't just use different fabrics with any of his quilt designs. As there were so few for the amount of pages in the book, I didn't enjoy this book.

With inset seams in one quilt, the four hooked rugs and the yo-yo pillow, that didn't leave me many quilts to create from this book. The patterns gave very few graphics so you needed to be sure you knew what you were reading to create them.

All in all, not a book I would suggestion to any of my quilting friends.
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