Kaffe Fassett has dedicated the last 50 years of his life to the world of knitting, needlepoint and patchwork, promoting these crafts through his own work and encouraging others to find their own creativity. He has produced over 30 publications from ‘how-to books’ to color in design, and he tours internationally giving workshops, lectures and museum exhibitions. He was born in San Francisco, but by 1964 had settled in England. In 1988 he became the first living textile artist to have a one-man show held in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Much of his career was devoted to knitting and needlepoint; it wasn't until the mid 1990s that he turned his attention to patchwork and fabric design, which is how we, in the quilting world, know Kaffe Fassett and his world of color.
Kaffe teaches individuals all over the world to learn to work with color in an instinctive way. His unique sense of color, drive to create, and his desire to encourage others, has led to his reputation as a guru in the world of color and textiles.