Colour and textiles at the National Trust

It’s time for a trip out west to enjoy the perfect combination of visiting a National Trust property and seeing an exhibition of works by Kaffe Fassett.

A well known textile artist, Kaffe Fassett has worked with fabrics, quilting and yarns all his life and is particularly famous for his love of colour. Consequently, the exhibition that showcases examples of his work over five decades is called Kaffe Fassett’s Colour at Mottisfont.

The exhibition is open until 14 January, 11am to 5pm, and is at Mottisfont Abbey, west of Winchester somewhere in the countryside.

And there is the house itself. An Augustinian priory from the 13th century, the house exhibits tell the story of how Mottisfont became a private house and what some of its more recent owners were up to.

Inspiration for my own quilts comes in many colours – and definitely those with his name on it.

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