We are very lucky to have an amazing exhibition space in Edinburgh for such interesting textile based shows.
Dovecot Studios is really known as the most amazing tapestry studio but it also has brilliant exhibitions and events exploring contemporary art, craft and design. The last exhibition I went to was the Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood. It was so fascinating to learn about the different influences over the years and how knitwear has evolved within the fashion world.
AND NOW! It's the Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern exhibition! I've booked my ticket for later in the month and just cannot wait to go.
Who is Kaffe Fassett? I have taken the wording from the description on the Dovecot Studio website: 'He is one of the most successful artists and designers working in contemporary craft today. His career spans over 50 years with a prolific oeuvre that encompasses knitting, needlepoint, mosaic, quilting, textile design, painting and drawing. His books and projects have encouraged millions to make and to create with his designs being used and interpreted by quilters around the globe.
The exhibition explores Fassett’s world, drawing on original textile artworks from invited international makers – as well as Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably – garments and archival material, to illuminate the work of this distinctive, influential artist and designer.'
Wow, can't wait to go. And if you can't make it to Edinburgh, they have also made it available on online! What a fantastic opportunity.
The exhibition is at Dovecot Studios until 8th July 2023 so still plenty of time to go.
Credit of all pictures: Fashion and Textile Museum/Kaffe Fassett Studios apart from the photo of the exhibition space by Rob McDougall