Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Our grand day out.

Liz organised a day at The American Museum at Claverton, near Bath to visit the Kaffe Fassett exhibition.Even before we entered the exhibition we were greeted by the eye-popping decorations in the trees,on banners and posts.

Exuberant flowers in mosaic jardinieres .

Inside was a riot of colour,on walls and floor.
Several specially printed Lino coverings of Kaffe's work.

This met us as we emerged from the mirrored corridor.

A taster of what it's like to inhabit Kaffe's colorful world.

Lots of fabric bales,samples ,design boards

 a basket of coloured wools and printed ribbons.

Then we were treated to a feast of delights,a glimpse into his creative imagination.

This tiny asparagus ceramic set

Exquisite embroidery 

and fabric designs.

There were colour rooms with needlepoint cushions

Quilts from Kaffe's Indian stripes,

Apt quotes 

More stripes.

Knitted beanie hats covered with buttons and beads of all kinds.

More needlepoint in shoes

and large hangings.

Another quote 

Painted birds and knitted jumpers.

More stripes

A jacquard coat,painted screen and a glimpse of another quilt.

There was more to see in the main museum ,quilts hung from the main staircase,and some beautiful line drawings done by Kaffe in the 1960s.

If you get a chance go along it's on until November.Even if you don't knit ,quilt or embroider it is a visual treat.We had a great day and the sun even came out so we could enjoy a cuppa in the sun before wending our way home.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds wonderful and as if one visit is hardly enough to take everything in.