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Welcome Home [Hardcover]

Kaffe Fassett
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October 1999

Enter the London home studio of world-renowned color and fiber artist, author and teacher Kaffe Fassett. His passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics, and fabulous patchwork quilts.

Filled with marvelous collections, Kaffe's home is an ever changing canvas where you'll discover how to combine rich colors and textures to create brilliant decorative accents of your own. For over 20 years, Kaffe has encouraged students to wake up their senses to a new appreciation of color. In this spirit of discovery, Kaffe Fassett welcomes you to his home!

Discover dazzling projects such as:
o Designer pillows
o Glorious quilts
o Whimsical rag rugs

Revised edition with:
o Complete instructions and templates for 11 projects

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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…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 is a Landauer Press author. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars COLORS EXPLODE FROM THE PAGES Jan. 24 2002
Format:Hardcover
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Kaffe's usual standards Nov. 5 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
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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5.0 out of 5 stars JUICY colors! 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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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it... Aug. 28 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book features pictures of his home working areas, his sources of inspiration and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit which I went to many times; so I got the book as memento of the exhibit and the class on color application that Kaffe taught there a couple of years ago which I was fortunate to attend. Anything he does is terrific as far as I am concerned. The book has quilts and rug patterns which look wonderful. This book was fun for me, as I am always looking for suggestions on how to create a comfortable working area in my very small living space, and liberating ways to work with color. Kaffe will always be my favorite art teacher -- he continues to be great source of encouragement and inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warms your Heart with the magic of color Oct. 5 2000
By A Customer
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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