An American-born artist, Kaffe is known for his colourful designs. He started out as a traditional artist but after a trip to Scotland fell in love with yarns, learned to knit, and since then has worked across many crafts including knitting, patchwork and needlepoint. Kaffe is the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns.
You couldn't not love this exhibition.
Outside we were greeted by a tree of pom poms, decorative lampshade thingies and some yarn bombing.
A colourful medley of Kaffe's books, rugs, artwork, wool and cushions began the exhibition enticingly.
Need I say more? The photos speak for themselves...
|This one's for my sister - she loves tatting!|
|Even the beige section was fun|
|A huge Hollyhock needlepoint|
We last visited the museum when Daughter was in her Pocahontas phase as the museum has a good section on the Native American Indians but there are many interesting displays about the development of America and replica rooms from different periods of American history, featuring authentic furniture and artefacts. The museum also boasts a spectacular collection of quilts.
My knitting mojo did resurface after this in the form of a purchase of a big ball of wool in Aldi (Kaffe probably doesn't source much of his yarn there but if he doesn't mind the high acrylic content he'd love their colourful yarns, I'm sure...) This is for knitting a present for my sister.
If she's lucky it may be completed in time for her 50th* birthday.
* She's currently in her early 40s