Glorious Colour

Today’s unexpected knitting thought came in the guise of an ‘ear worm’ that was playing in my head all day. At first, I couldn’t pin down the melody, and then it came to me – it was the theme tune to the Kaffe Fassett video set that I had in the 80s, and which had inspired me so much at the time, revealing to me the possibilities and potential of knitting.


Kaffe Fassett was born in San Francisco and settled in England in 1964 (click here to visit his site and learn more). Since then, he has inspired knitters, embroiderers, artists and textile crafters all over the world with his amazing colour work and unique designs.

As you can see, I still have the videos, though they are scratchy and worn now. I found them out to listen to the tune, just to check if I’d identified my ‘ear worm’ correctly – I had! I still don’t know what had brought the tune to mind today. It has been a year or 2 since I last pulled them off the shelf. A nostalgic hour later … a step back in time … and brand new inspiration!

A quick search on-line tells me that the series is available on Channel 4 OD so if I’ve whetted your appetite, pop on over and take a look!

Do you remember this series? Who inspired you in your early knitting days? I’d love to hear about it!

**hums happily** **… doo-do-do-doo-do-doooo ….**



About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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6 Responses to Glorious Colour

  1. Maemi says:

    Kaffe Fasset is truly inspiring 🙂 thank you for sharing the series! ❤

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  2. swissrose says:

    I never saw these and can’t access the link from abroad but Kaffe Fassett will always be remembered for his riotous and brave use of colour! Natural talent.
    And of course, always an inspiration 🙂

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Yes, although I wasn’t able to carry off many of the designs or shapes, even in the 80s, they were still inspiring and showed what could be possible in terms of colour and creativity. A very talented man! 🙂


  3. Ali says:

    I remember watching the series as a child and being totally enthralled. I have been a Kaffe fan ever since For years Channel 4 had kept the video locked away. I am so thrilled they are viewable once again. I know what I shall be watching this weekend

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