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Kaffe Fassett at FTM

I just spent a fantastic Saturday in London that included a visit to Zandra Rhodes Fashion and Textile Museum. The brightly coloured building in Bermondsey is hosting an even more brightly coloured exhibition by Kaffe Fassett until 29th June and I would definitely recommend you take a look, there is so much to see.


It is packed with his needlepoint and knitting designs, sketches and inspirations. There is a feeling wall with samples of his fabrics and knits labelled PLEASE DO TOUCH.


Beautiful, interestingly displayed quilts.



Kaffe and Brandon Mably were teaching upstairs and Lady Sew and Sew had an amazing selection of their fabrics for sale – bonus! I picked a good day to visit!


If you can get along there don’t delay, there is only a few more weeks left!


18 comments on “Kaffe Fassett at FTM

  1. teddyandtottie
    June 17, 2013

    Gorgeous! What a fabulous outing. I would have been standing at the PLEASE DO TOUCH wall for a long time!

  2. Ah Jealous, you got to see the great man too!

  3. tinaor
    June 17, 2013

    I had no idea a picture of fabrics and fabric covered items could take my breath away. So love the first photo in this blog post! Thank you for sharing it and suggesting we go visit the exhibition. xxxx

    • mandymunroe
      June 17, 2013

      Apparently Kaffe set that room up himself. Imagine the hours spent creating those treasures.

  4. tinaor
    June 17, 2013

    Reblogged this on handmadehomemadeknitstitchdesign and commented:
    What’s not to like in these photos?

  5. treadlemusic
    June 17, 2013

    Wow!! Totally echo “tinaor”s comment! That first photo is truly breathtaking and inspirational!! A wonderful way to launch a week….thanks!! Hugs……

    • mandymunroe
      June 17, 2013

      Glad you like the pics, it was tough to choose which to post.

  6. ukcitycrafter
    June 17, 2013

    This looks great – what a treat

  7. vickymcdougall
    June 17, 2013

    I live in London how did I not know about this?! sigh

    • mandymunroe
      June 18, 2013

      There’s still time don’t despair! And then Zandra Rhodes has an exhibition – it’s ten minutes walk from Tower Bridge đŸ™‚

  8. pomegranateandchintz
    June 17, 2013

    How fabulous! So wish I lived in London!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. cloudcoucou
    June 17, 2013

    Glad to see you got to the exhibition too and what a day to choose, how lucky were you…the great man himself!

  10. So envious, these displays look fantastic.

  11. sewing room secrets
    June 18, 2013

    Wow! What a fantastic display …. not your usual idea of a trip to the museum, that’s for sure! Thank you for sharing your pics x

  12. Tansy Martin
    June 19, 2013

    We have been twice over the Spring and like you loved the idea of the “touch” wall. We already have our next outing planned for the Sindy exhibition later in the year – definitely one for ladies of a certain age, particularly if they come from Canterbury

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