Monday, April 17, 2017

Kaffe Fassett's Sew Artisan! eBook


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Kaffe Fassett, the master of color whose career has influenced the worlds of fashion, needlecrafts and quilting, along with FreeSpirit Fabrics are pleased to introduce Kaffe Fassett Sew Artisan!  This first-ever EBook for Kaffe, is filled with simple, yet bold, patchwork quilts, clean-line fashions and easy-to-make accessories, showing quilters and sewists how to mix and match his newest fabric range, Artisan.

Within the 72 pages of this EBook, Kaffe effortlessly weaves his 100% cotton two-color print, hand-dyed batik, yarn-dyed woven and Ikat Artisan fabrics into everything from simple patchy quilts and cushions to casual table fashions and even a child’s tent.

“My Artisan fabrics were something I had dreamt of creating, inspired by my travels to ethnic markets where I witnessed how people used the fibers and textiles of their regions to create beautifully hand-crafted works.” said Kaffe. “In Sew Artisan! I bring together these different types of ‘ethnic’ fabrics, and show you how they can be sewn together to make quilts, garments, and accessories.”

This EBook offers 14 projects featured in four-color photography with step-by-step instructions plus tips and techniques which encourage the quilter and sewist to appreciate and embrace the different characteristics of combining these stunning fabric from the Artisan range designed by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit.  For instance the “kantha” stitched whole cloth quilt is backed by a silky, smooth blush Ikat, allowing the heavier-weight quilting threads to easily pull through all layers while adding a luxurious feel and drape to the quilt. 

“The idea of combining together different fabrics is hardly new: ‘make-do’ and ‘waste not’ are patchwork ideals. In Sew Artisan! you will see that these fabrics offer an opportunity that is well worth exploring,” said Kaffe. 

The Sew Artisan! EBook is downloadable for $14.99 (US) by visiting  A print on demand version is also available for $19.99 (US) plus shipping and handling.

To learn more about Artisan by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit, visit

About FreeSpirit
FreeSpirit is a brand under Westminster Fibers, Inc., a division of Coats plc, and is one of the leading brands offering high quality fabrics and well-known for its creative, unique fabric designs and talented, trend-setting artists. FreeSpirit offers some of the finest fabrics in the market to inspire sewing creativity and speaks to a new generation of sewing enthusiasts.

About Kaffe Fassett
Kaffe Fassett is a world-renowned artist, textile designer, and author, and his use of color is widely regarded as visionary. His work has been exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is a fabric designer for FreeSpirit and the author of more than 30 books. He lives in London. For more information, see his biography, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color, or visit

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