Had a really good visit to Standen National Trust property today and not only had the chance to look at a lovely Arts and Craft House but also got to see a temporary exhibition of work by Kaffe Fassett. There were three rooms dedicated to showing off a collection of quilts and other textiles. In addition there were lots of quilts, shawls and needlepoint cushions scattered around the property itself and used as furnishings. It was really refreshing to see them alongside all the sculptures, paintings items of pottery within this gorgeous house.
Some of the knitted shawls. I particularly liked the one in muted colours
Some of the hanging quilts and details from them
Hanging displayed on the wall of the cafe plus some of the items used as furnishings in the rooms.
Have been meaning to share these photos for a while of a lovely cute knitted teddy from a Marie Wallin pattern. I have already thought about knitting another one but changing the sweater design slightly to make him look Norwegian.
I had the fun of going to the marvellous exhibition about Kaffe Fassett at the Museum of Fashion and Textile Design in Bermondsey in London. It was at the same time inspiring and scary. How can one man produce such a wealth of amazing stuff? It gave me a lot to think about and of course covered both my loves – knitting and patchwork. By the way the museum cafe was really good too and worth a visit even when the exhibition isn’t on.
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