I adore the work of Kaffe Fassett. So when I heard about a new exhibition in Bath I had to see it. The unexpected and jaw dropping surprise was discovering the mosaic art of Candace Bahouth.
My holiday to Devon and The Contemporary Craft Festival
in Bovey Tracey is starting to become one of the ‘must have’ annual events in my calendar.
The drive down can take around five hours so I usually break the journey for a few hours and take a wander around Bath
. This year I’d heard about a new Kaffe Fasset
exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery
so I just had to take a look.
Kaffe Fassett’s 2014 exhibition
at the American Museum In Bath
had totally blown me away. His volume of colour and pattern had been truly deafening.
In Bath, Kaffe has collaborated with Candace Bahouth
to create an exciting new exhibition. It incorporates many of his textiles and Candace’s beautiful, tactile, mosaic structures along side each other. Each piece works in perfect harmony with one another.
Continue reading “Kaffe Fassett & Candace Bahouth in Bath – Part 1”
What makes a perfect evening – Fabrics, sewing and good company. This was me at my quilt group.
We’d had a wonderful talk on scrap quilts then we were set a task – to make a quilt block by hand in an hour – making blocks for the quilt pattern above.
If you’d like to make one, this is how to do it.
Start with Cream fabric and Pink fabric cut as follows – 4 x two and a half inch squares and 4 x two and a half inch by four and a half rectangles.
Draw a pencil line diagonally on the wrong side of the square blocks, pin onto the rectangles (right sides together) as shown above, then stitch using running stitch, as shown below.
Trim, finger press the seam open and stitch the blocks together as shown below using a quarter of an inch seam allowance.
Then stitch the pieces together to complete the block.
My own eight and a half inch square block is for a charity group quilt for MacMillian