Rose Marble Lion (Lot 12)
Sponsor: Ehrman Tapestries • Artist: Kaffe Fassett MBE
About the lion Kaffe teaches quiltmakers all over the world to learn to work with color in an instinctive way, his unique sense of colour and drive to create, combined with his desire to encourage others, has led to his reputation as a guru in the world of colour and textiles. Rose Marble Lion features Kaffe's favourite colour pink, painted as though the lion were created from seams of beautiful Rose Marble.
About the sponsor Ehrman are famous for their superior-quality needlepoint kits, which are in demand all over the world. Recognized as the most imaginative and stylish around, Ehrman needlepoint is commissioned from leading textile designers, the most famous of whom is probably Kaffe Fassett. The needlepoint kits come complete with a printed colour canvas, needle, instruction booklet and all the 100% pure new wool clearly identified by colour.
About the artist Kaffe Fassett has dedicated the last 50 years of his life to the world of Knitting, Needlepoint and Patchwork, promoting these crafts through his own work and encouraging others to find their own creativity. He has produced over 30 publications from ‘how to books’ to colour in design, and also tours internationally giving workshops, lectures and museum exhibitions. Kaffe has participated in various exhibitions and solo shows over the years; though it was in 1988, when Kaffe became the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The exhibition attracted such crowds that the Museum doubled attendance figures during the run and the exhibition toured to nine countries: Finland, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Canada, USA and Iceland (where 5% of the total population attended).
Where? Rose Marble Lion will be displayed right in the middle of Peascod Street, the main shopping street leading down from Windsor Castle. Taking pride of place just by the outdoor tables of Avanti Restaurant, 98 Peascod St, Windsor SL4 1DH. Open 1000-2300.