Book Launch and Signing
with Kaffe Fassett
Monday, October 22, 2012
Phoenix Shop - noon to 2 pm
Nepenthe - 3 to 5 pm
Join us to celebrate the publication of Kaffe's new
autobiography, Dreaming in Color. Kaffe will be here, signing books
and telling stories.
Dreaming in Color by Kaffe Fassett -
release date - September 15, 2012
Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating
storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937, he spent much of his youth in Big
Sur, California, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and
transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for
artists and bohemians. After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of
Krishnamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts in Boston, then traveled to England, where he made his home.
After an inspiring trip to Inverness, Scotland, Fassett began
designing knitwear for Bill Gibb, and then the Missonis, Vogue magazine, and
private clients like Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand, and, in the process,
revolutionized the handknitting world with his explosive use of color. Further
explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and
fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting.
Now in his seventies, Fassett continues to produce new work and
to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. In this intimate autobiography,
Fassett shares rich, detailed stories about his lifelong creative journey as
well as hundreds of glorious photos taken along the way.
48510 Highway #1, Big Sur, California 93920
Fax: (831) 667-2394