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Book Giveaway: “Dreaming in Color”

May 14, 2013
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Dreaming in Color by Kaffe Fassett

The book Dreaming in Color was featured in the “Notions” department of Threads #167. The book is a fascinating autobiography written by Kaffe Fassett (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2012), frequent Threads magazine and Taunton Press author, which follows his colorful and exciting life. The book features over 500 photographs and many stories from the beginning of Kaffe’s life in 1937 to today. Now in his 70s, he recounts his upbringing, experiences in the arts, designing knitwear, and his travels. With photos that compliment his rich and full life, it’s no wonder his use of color revolutionized hand knitting and quilting.

Would you like to know more about Kaffe’s life? If so, tell us what part of his life you find most fascinating or what you like to learn about him. Submit your comment below, and you will be entered in our random drawing for the book. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, and the winner will be announced during the week of June 3. Good luck!

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  1. User avater ASewingSister May 27th

    I would love to see through his eyes by learning how and why color facinated him, in hopes that I could be more bold in my own color choices!

  2. Prototype May 20th

    I'd love to win, Kaffe Fassett's "Dreaming In Color" with the sincere hope that I can truly learn how he sees the world! I've always been taken with the way he uses colors. It's as though Kaffe adds an additional layer of texture, form and shape to everything he creates by using color in the way he does. He's very playful; I'd like to learn to be just as creative and playful as Kaffe Fassett

  3. User avater redjul31 May 18th

    It was over 20 years ago when I first bought one of Kaffe's books. I believe it was Glorious Needlepoint? I had just started knitting and couldn't stand all the blah and drab browns and greens patterns that were all over the place. Kaffe's book was a literal explosion of color. The pictures were what I dreamed of night and day.

    I find his love of color fascinating. I would love to find out even more about his travels and explorations. When he writes articles, I really enjoy hearing about his adventures. How on earth did he come to love color, patterns, movement as much as he does? In addition, although it may sound cliche I would love to know how he was able to get to where he is as a "man in a woman's world" so to speak.

  4. sewgramms May 15th

    I first knew Kaffe Fassett from his quilts. He really knows his colors.

  5. Swedey May 15th

    I am absolutely fascinated by the life of Kaffe Fassett, how his mind works and how he finds his inspiration. He is wonderfully brilliant. I am enchanted by the time he had purchased wool in Scottland and was taught to knit by a fellow traveler, on a train back to London. So magical! Shortly after that his knitting creations were featured in Vogue! I also love that he exhibited at the Albert & Victoria Museum and was the first living textile artist to do so. I would love to read his book and learn more about his life and his creative philosophies. I believe it would be a powerful source of inspiration for my own creative process! Thank you!

  6. marymary May 15th

    Until I came upon Kaffe Fassett, the main color in my life was beige. He inspired me to make bright colorful quilts and to use color in my home. I have most of his books and would love to have another.

  7. User avater jamaco May 15th

    Love the color and the Kaffe Fassett designs!

  8. Petit_P May 15th

    Very interesting book. Would enjoy learning from his insights.

  9. user-2521241 May 15th

    I Love color, and have used it abundance in our home, in my dress, and in the way I live my life. It would be a joy to read of Mr. Fassatt's "World of Color", to share his insights and views.
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  10. User avater flowerlady1311 May 14th

    it would be great to win this book

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