We've planned a fun and creative and
COLORFUL cruise with Kaffe, Brandon and Liza!
Class enrollment will begin in November,
2019, so that everyone has the same opportunity to choose their teachers.
Each class will be taught twice, giving everyone even more opportunity to
learn and be inspired by our dynamic trio.
See you in Fort Lauderdale
Kaffe Fassett is a leading textiles designer and practitioner of
contemporary crafts. He has a loyal following of patchworkers, knitters
and embroiderers all over the world. A Californian by birth, he moved
to the UK in 1964 where through a series of collaborations, he built his
name and reputation. He began by creating knitwear designs for Bill
Gibb and Missoni. He became a leading light in the knitwear revival of
Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rug-making,
tapestries, fabric design, theatre design and quilting. Kaffe Fassett’s
first needlepoint design was commissioned by Pamela, Lady Harlech for Lord
Harlech. His work has been collected by Barbra Streisand, the late Lauren
Bacall, Ali McGraw, Shirley MacLaine and HRH Princess Michael of Kent.
In 1988 he became the first living textile artist to have a one-man show
at the V&A Museum. He has exhibited in countries including Denmark,
Sweden, Australia, Canada, the USA and Iceland. His autobiography was
released in 2012 (Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour) followed by a
retrospective of his work at the Fashion & Textiles Museum, London in
Kaffe has written many books on colour and design in craftwork. Known and
loved by quiltmakers across the world, his master classes are attended
full to brimming. He inspires people to work with colour in an
**Kaffe will be teaching
the workshop below on our cruise. It will be offered twice.
Painting by Colors
Creating a colorway of one
of Kaffe's fabrics.
Each participant is given
an A4 photocopy of a fabric of Kaffe's choice. They choose a postcard
from a selection we will bring that will be the color guide for their
new colorway. Participants will Use gauche paints provided. Any level
of experience can do this workshop - its like painting by number and is
Open to all levels.
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
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 an important thing
over the years - that most people have buried in them a sense of colour
and design. This is helping his students discover the design sensibility
that continues to inspire and motivate Mably's work.
Since taking over the teaching of knit workshops from Fassett altogether,
he has taught throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, South Africa,
Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, France,
Germany, and the UK.
will be teaching the workshop below on our cruise. It will be offered
WORKSHOP WITH BRANDON
Paper collage color
class - an exercise in working with color.
Participants choose a
postcard with a painting of colours that appeal to them. Participants
cut or tear pieces from pre-painted color sheets provided for the class
then using paper glue will past and create their own abstract color
arrangement, based on the colors in their chosen postcard.
LIZA PRIOR LUCY
Liza made her first "quilt" in 1972
when she sewed 25 bandanas together, layered the top with a fat batt and a
corduroy backing and tied it all together with wool knitting yarn. It was
for her college boyfriend's waterbed. She made her second quilt in 1990,
this time in a more conventional manner, piecing a sampler block quilt.
Quilting became a passion and in 1993 she proposed doing a book with her
dear friend, Kaffe Fassett.
Kaffe and Liza work closely together
writing patchwork books and developing the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric
line for Free Spirit.
Their first hardcover book was
Glorious Patchwork and they just published their 6th hardcover book,
Bold Blooms. They specialize in re-interpreting traditional quilt
patterns using contemporary fabrics and unexpected color combinations.
From the time she began making quilts,
her favorite projects have been those that are hand sewn. English Paper
Piecing is her passion. She designed the popular Glorious Hexagon sampler
based on the book, The New Hexagon. Last count over 5000 people
worldwide are following her lead and making their own glorious version!
Liza lives in New Hope, PA,
with her husband Drew.
be teaching the workshop below on our cruise. It will be offered twice.
She will also be teaching open stitching opportunities during some of our
at sea evenings.
WORKSHOPS WITH LIZA
Make a Bohemian style scarf
or shawl while learn to do Kantha style hand stitching (big running
stitches using perle cotton thread) on a patchwork base.
Each student can choose to
make any size she wishes. Before class choose a favorite fabric from the
Kaffe Fassett Collective (except the batiks) in the length you desire. Layer it with a thin
flannel for "batting" and a loosely woven fabric, such as Kaffe's Shot
Cotton for the backing. Pin or thread baste the three layers together.
We will provide many scraps of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric to layer
Kantha class supply list:
fabric scissors (not snips)
assortment of size 8 perle cotton ( I like Sue Spargo's Eleganza or
Roxanne's Glue baste OR Bohin, Fons and Porter or Sewline fabric glue
fabric scraps you wish to add to your piece.
magnet to keep track of your needles and pins.
thimble if you use one for hand sewing
Evening Surprise Sewing
If you wish to do hand sewing in the
evenings we will be supplying a special fabric patch that represents Cuba
for you to embellish however you like. Bring a neutral base fabric
that is the size of a pillow or small wall hanging as well as a basic
sewing kit with an assortment of differnet size needles.
We will supply embellishments, fabric
scraps, threads and
papers to use for English Paper Piecing. You
will end up
with a fun and funky piece ready to take
home to finish as
Image coming soon
Class registration will begin in late November,
selection list will be e-mailed to participants, please be certain you
keep us updated if your email address changes.