Since this is a blog about vintage and art l was thinking it might be nice every now and then to feature a favourite artist, much like the post l did on Monet, not that l want to go on (and on) so as to bore you to distraction, but just introduce some art you might find interesting and inspiring, that you might not otherwise know about.
Kaffe began his creative life as a painter and at age 19 won a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, but after 3 months he went to England to paint. On a trip to Scotland he visited a Woollen Mill and loved that the yarns were available in the colours of the landscape that was so inspiring to him. He bought 20 balls of Shetland wool and a pair of knitting needles. On the way back to London on the train, some kindly passenger taught him to knit...his very first design ended up as a full page spread in Vogue knitting magazine. He has written over 30 books, many of them on arty designer knitwear, as well as patchwork quilts, tapestries and mosaics.