A sneaky peek at this year’s exhibition may brighten those winter blues

January 8, 2014 -


January is a gloomy month and all the rain that has been falling on the UK has not made it any cheerier. The Christmas lights that helped make the long, dark evenings a little brighter have now gone and all seems a dull grey. Here at the American Museum our murky winter is being made a little brighter with the promise of our new exhibition Kaffe 2014: The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett. The exhibition doesn’t open until March but we got a sneaky peak of the delights in store when a model of the exhibition arrived from the designer, Johan Engels. Here are a few pictures that we took. Hopefully they will encourage you to come and see the finished article.

Kaffe Fassett model

Kaffe Fassett model

Kaffe Fassett model

Kaffe Fassett model

Kaffe Fassett model

Kaffe Fassett model

Kaffe Fassett model


  1. Looks fabulous – a real shot of happiness – can’t wait!

    Comment by Pam — January 8, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

  2. Wow…looking brilliant. Just what we need to get us looking beyond these grey skies! A beautiful model…just wish I could shrink and have a little pre-exhibition saunter!

    Comment by Zainab Nigoumi — January 8, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

  3. I had not realised the detailed work that went into designing an exhibition, the model is a joy in itself.
    I love Kaffes work and look forward to my visit.
    Will there be any lectures or workshops available as well?

    Comment by Sylvia — January 9, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

  4. Hi Sylvia. We are just fine tuning the details of this year’s events. I can confirm that Kaffe and Brandon will be running a patchwork workshop here and Brandon will also be running a knitting workshop. Full details and booking information will be on our events pages soon – keep an eye out!

    Comment by Kate Hebert — January 9, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

  5. What a boost to morale this dreary dripping January! If only March didn’t seem so far away…..

    Comment by Isla Tuck — January 9, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

  6. I love Kaffe Fassett’s work and wish I could see this exhibition. Are there any plans to have the exhibition tour in the United States after its year in Britain?

    Comment by Carolyn Patitucci — January 22, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

  7. Sorry Carolyn. This exhibition will only be at the American Museum. Kaffe Fassett does display his work overseas – he is sending some pieces to Japan this year – so keep your eyes out for anything that may head your way.

    Comment by Kate Hebert — January 23, 2014 @ 9:02 am

  8. Lovely exciting colours to brighten up a gloomy (weatherwise) day.
    Looking forward to visiting when you reopen.

    Comment by Ann Palmer — January 23, 2014 @ 11:32 am

  9. This looks amazing! Wonderful colours – I can’t wait to see this exhibition

    Comment by Susanne Sutherland — February 2, 2014 @ 8:39 am

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