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Kaffe Fassets Bold Blooms

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A beautiful book filled with 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects from quilt and fabric designer, Kaffe Fassett, and stunning photography by Debbie Patterson.

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Bold Blooms is a stunning guide and vibrant pattern collection featuring 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects, from quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett.

Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of flowers, Kaffe invites crafters to explore the behind-the-scenes process and fascinating design methods used to create Kaffe’s bold fabrics and modern colour palettes—from "sketching" with fabric swatches, to creating mood boards and renderings, to sewing visually striking quilts. Featured throughout are 18 new quilt patterns and seven new needlepoints.

Ideas bloom on each page as eye-catching artwork, inventive quilt designs, needlepoint canvases, and bold ribbon patterns grow from concept to completion. Renowned for his use of colour, Kaffe creates unique palettes from nature and his surroundings to create colour "moods"—from neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tones—and he shares his design ideas, practical quilting advice, and needlepoint techniques throughout these colorful projects.

With an emphasis on patchwork and needlework, the inventive designs and fresh colour palettes translate to many creative disciplines ranging from mosaic, beading, fiber arts, embroidery, floral arrangements, and home décor. Accessible to quilting and sewing beginners and experts alike, the lively floral designs on each page are sure to inspire and send readers off on a colour-filled creative journey.

Internationally renowned textile and fine artist Kaffe Fassett has been inspired by flowers his entire life, and he has been incorporating them into his artwork for nearly as long. In Bold Blooms, for the first time ever, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating creative process, shedding light on how he creates the vibrant fabrics, quilts, needlepoints, ribbons, floral displays and paintings for which he is celebrated.

He follows with a passionate ode to flowers in the form of eighteen quilts and seven needlepoints designed for beginning to advanced stitchers and divided into seven colour moods, ranging from neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tones.

Additionally, readers get a behind-the-scenes look at how Fassett designs his floral ribbons, how he "fussy-cuts" florals from fabric for his quilt designs, how he arranges fresh flowers, and even how he paints still-life tableaus from fresh focal points—all from concept to completion. Each chapter includes astonishingly beautiful images of Kaffe’s bold blooms— including beloved quilts, fabric designs, ceramics from his huge collection, and other colourful work—divided by colour ways, from the palest pastels to brilliant jewelled hues.

Fassett’s colour ideas not only apply to quilting and needlepointing, but also to many design disciplines, including mosaics, beading, knitting, and other decorative arts. Anyone who appreciates nature’s colorful bounty will dive into Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms!

Contents:

  • Kaffe Fassetts Bold Blooms Book

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  • Hardback book
  • 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects
  • Hardcover with 244 pages and 125 colour illustrations
  • Stunning photography by Debbie Patterson
  • This beautiful book would make a lovely gift for any textile crafter
  • Suitable for quilting and sewing beginners and experts alike
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