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Colour with Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Hidcote

International textiles artist Kaffe Fassett brings an exclusive exhibition, 'Colour with Kaffe at Hidcote', to the gardens at Hidcote.

The free exhibition, running from Saturday, August 27, to Sunday, March 26, will explore Kaffe's use of colour throughout his work. Featuring a selection of new works, and pieces from the Cotswold's inspired collection from his 2019 book, Quilts in the Cotswolds.

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 50 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 for Kaffe, and, how colour and art can act as a pacifier, reliever and stimulator.

The shop at Hidcote will have a selection of Kaffe Fassett books, kits and fabrics available to buy to coincide with the exhibition, which would make a lovely treat or special gift for those who love to craft.

Michelle Joyce, general manager at Hidcote and Westbury Court Garden, said: "We're so pleased to be hosting the Kaffe Fassett exhibition in the Entrance Hall of the Manor House at Hidcote.

"We know that Lawrence Johnston hung tapestries in this space, so it is incredibly exciting to have the Entrance Hall used in this way again. We hope you enjoy this exhibition and feel inspired, energised or calmed by the colour palette and combination of colours- something Hidcote and the gardens are famous for."

Kaffe Fassett said: '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 sewing some fabric together or it's knitting something or it's stitching on canvas to do needlepoint.'

He added: "I picked Hidcote 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 moods and colourings, and its great dramatic spaces framed by stunning yew hedges."

The exhibition will run in the Entrance Hall of the Manor House at Hidcote from August 27, 2022, to March 26, 2023. The exhibition is free, however, the standard entry to the gardens will apply and between November and February, Hidcote is open at weekends only.

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