Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour

My first visit to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London was to see the exhibition 'Kaffe Fassett - A Life in Colour'. Do I need to tell you Kaffe's life story? Just in case you are not familiar here is a summary. Kaffe Fassett was born in California and became…


Inspired by Kaffe Fassett

I can't remember when I first heard of Kaffe Fassett or saw his designs, but it was many years ago, certainly before I could knit. I think I read about Kaffe and saw one of his designs in my mother's magazine. Then I was given 'Glorious Needlepoint' as a present;…



Welcome to those who have followed Being Knitterly from its old location on blogger. I'm hoping the new location will help me to keep up-to-date writing blog posts, and the new website will make it easier to upload information about patterns and workshops. The last few weeks have been exceptionally busy.…

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Pear needlepoint by Kaffe Fassett

Stitching, not knitting!

I learnt to sew years before I learnt to knit, and I still enjoy hand-stitching. It's meditative and I love how the feel of the fabric changes as you stitch. Over the years I've done many different types of hand-stitching from free-style embroidery to cross stitch to needlepoint to blackwork…