World-famous designer Kaffe Fassett met textile’s new generation


University of Huddersfield, February 2015

Artist and designer Kaffe Fassett spent the day with Huddersfield textile students prior to delivering his guest lecture.

<‌p>”COLOUR is my passion,” said world-famous artist and designer Kaffe Fassett when he spoke to a packed audience at the University of Huddersfield (pictured left). And he added that during a day meeting textile design students, he was moved and excited by the passionate colours and the burgeoning talent that he encountered. “It was great to see all the flames that will be fanned into careers.”

A prolific author and exhibitor, American-born Kaffe Fassett has been resident in England since the 1960s and is regarded as one of the most influential figures in his field. His London studio – which he described as “a playground for colour” – is renowned for its fabrics, needlepoint, mosaics, quilts, rugs, knitting and painting.