Colour with Kaffe Fassett at Hidcote

Kaffe Fassett's 'Colour with Kaffe at Hidcote' exhibition will begin in the Manor House soon. Running from 27 August 2022 until 26 March 2023.

Kaffe Fassett has inspired people across the world with his colourful work in fabric, patchwork, needlepoint and knitting, and was the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Keen to encourage others to find their own creativity, he has produced over 30 publications, including a number of ‘how to’ books, and tours internationally giving workshops and lectures.

'Colour with Kaffe at Hidcote' will tell the story of how colour has been an inspiration to Kaffe and how colour and art can act as a pacifier, reliever and stimulator.

The exhibtion will run in the Manor House at Hidcote from 27 August 2022 to 26 March 2023. The exhibition is free, however the standard entry to the gardens will apply. 

Kaffe Fassett lecture

Saturday 10 September, at the Cidermill Theatre (Chipping Campden)

Join Kaffe in conversation, saturday 10 september at the Cidermill Theatre, where he will discuss his artwork, use of colour and the Colour with Kaffe at Hidcote exhibition.

More information and booking information coming soon.

Kaffe Fassett at Hidcote
Kaffe Fassett at Hidcote
Kaffe Fassett at Hidcote

Q and A with Kaffe

What do you want people to take from the exhibition?

"What I always want people to do when they come and see my work is to say wow, I can do that. That is just simply sowing some fabric together or it's knitting something or it's stitching on canvas to do needlepoint.

"I want people to get home and get that pile of yarn that they have neglected for years out and start making something out of it, that would be exciting to me."

Why did you choose Hidcote for the exhibition?

“I picked Hidcote for the location for the photography because it was the first British Garden to open my eyes to the English genius for creating great theatrical gardens. It is full of surprises with its ‘rooms’ of different mood sand colourings, and its great dramatic spaces framed by stunning yew hedges.”

What do you like most about Hidcote?

“To have the insight to create something so deliciously structured, coupled with the amazing patience to sit by year after year after year until it matures into being, is phenomenal, particularly to a crazed result seeker like me!

“There wasn’t a quilt made by my team that didn’t find a perfect setting in the garden’s many moods. We split the photography for this book into two shoots – one in June to catch the spring and summer colourings and another in September for those rich autumn tones.”