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dreaming in color kaffe fassettI don’t know if I can fully express how much I enjoyed reading Kaffe Fassett’s autobiography, Dreaming in Color. It was so interesting to read about this master of color’s life (and the surprising fact that he went through a phase of painting white still lives!) and how he embraced so many different handcrafts with such great passion and skill.

His life has been creative from the start — raised in Big Sur, Calif., his parents founded Nepenthe restaurant, he attended a school founded by followers of Jiddu Krishnamurti and was surrounded by artists, musicians and other creative folks — and he has had encounters with all sorts of people, famous and less so, that have shaped his life.

The book is full of pictures of his creations, his travels and things that inspire him, so it’s safe to say it’s a colorful book as well as a colorful story. You will enjoy reading about this creative life and will probably be inspired to make your own life a little more colorful.

This week I’m giving away my copy of this book to share the colorful love! To enter, just comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday. Tell me: what’s your favorite color? Mine is green.

By Sarah White

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75 Comments so far

  1. Beth on September 25, 2012 10:29 am

    My favorite color is purple:)

  2. Kate on September 25, 2012 10:37 am

    It seems my favorite color is ALL of them. But I’m especially partial to green!

  3. wendy on September 25, 2012 10:47 am

    kaffe fassett is one of my heroes. i have been so lucky to have met him 3 times. his colorwork and attitude towards it, along with the skills of intarsia have changed my life. one of the times i met him, he asked any folks who had made any of his designs to wear them and walk across the stage where he was speaking. i was hugely pregnant at the time and was sporting his “foolish virgins” pattern in my sweater. we all had a good chuckle over that one. today, my favorite colors are lime green, pink and orange. it changes every day… just ask my daughter. she asks me every day. thanks for the nice posting.

  4. Leonie on September 25, 2012 10:47 am

    Teal – a constant reminder of the ocean

  5. EllieRaine on September 25, 2012 11:47 am

    My ultimate favourite colour is purple & all shades of purple. But I do like fall/autumnal colours too!

  6. Donna H on September 25, 2012 11:53 am

    Gosh, I’m not sure I can pick just one favorite color. But I often find myself drawn to purples (of all shades) over other colors. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  7. Linda Rumsey on September 25, 2012 12:13 pm

    Purple – in all shades. Just gorgeous!
    Love Kaffe’s use of colours – I wish I could be as brave!

  8. pam w on September 25, 2012 12:15 pm

    Orange, i discovered kaffe fabric last year they are gorgeous

  9. Mary Mac on September 25, 2012 12:53 pm

    My favorite color is blue. Just look in my closet, everthing is blue or shade of.

  10. Claire C on September 25, 2012 2:24 pm

    My favourite colour is also green, I love all the different shades of it. I have all the shades in all my rooms of my home.

  11. Yasmin romero on September 25, 2012 2:28 pm

    I should get that copy mememeeeee please

  12. Pam on September 25, 2012 3:03 pm

    my favourite colors are spring.And fall.Everybody needs to enjoy the colors while they can. Im going blind the colors are going dull so i try to enjoy them while i can.

  13. ellen lai on September 25, 2012 5:07 pm

    I like colours, so it is difficult to choose 1. Perhaps pink.

  14. Jolene Lew on September 25, 2012 5:16 pm

    My favourite colour is Capri Blue! :D

  15. Susan on September 25, 2012 6:21 pm

    My favorite color is in the medium to dark BLUE range! And I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I just saw Kaffe Fassett Classic fabrics for the first time this very week, and immediately selected them for my sister’s quilt. The book must be fantastic – thanks for a chance to win!

  16. Chelsey on September 25, 2012 7:01 pm

    Darker blue is my favorite. So want to read this book. It has received many positive reviews.

  17. Lynn on September 25, 2012 7:03 pm

    I love the color green. Thanks for such a nice giveaway. I really want to read this book!

  18. Lori on September 25, 2012 8:21 pm

    I guess I have to go with blue, it is such an easy color to work with. I love your give-aways, it is a great way to learn about all the newest, coolest stuff!

  19. thea moraleja on September 25, 2012 9:31 pm

    Good day! I love color green, i find it so calming and relaxing. I hope to win the book ;)

  20. Sabeeta on September 25, 2012 9:35 pm

    I love blues, because I love the sky, and I love the ocean…

  21. Sheila on September 25, 2012 10:32 pm

    My favorite color is teal.

  22. Liz on September 26, 2012 12:00 am

    I too love the colour green.

  23. Say on September 26, 2012 12:05 am

    My fave is red.

  24. nangy on September 26, 2012 12:37 am

    My favorite color today is blue,tomorrow I feel a little purple and red may be my colors for the day.Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Wendy Hatton on September 26, 2012 1:09 am

    Blue in practically any shade is my favourite. Many years ago I saw an amazing book of his full of wonderful pieces of knitting. Wow.

  26. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on September 26, 2012 3:10 am

    I love dark purples and reds. :)

  27. barbara n on September 26, 2012 3:41 am

    My favorite color is red!

  28. Renuka on September 26, 2012 3:42 am

    I would have to say red for its seductiveness and boldness.

  29. Michele T on September 26, 2012 3:58 am

    I love blues – rich tones. This book looks amazing!!

  30. Janet on September 26, 2012 5:07 am

    It really does depend on the day and my mood! It’s probably purple more often than anything else, though.

  31. Rosalyn on September 26, 2012 5:23 am

    My favorite color is RED! Of course I am a fire sign and love to sizzle and stand out…I would love to have this book as I admire all that Kaffe does…I wish, I wish, I wish….

  32. Denise on September 26, 2012 5:42 am

    The purples and reds!

  33. Jess on September 26, 2012 6:06 am

    Right now I really seem to be drawn to teal. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Jean Marie on September 26, 2012 6:08 am

    Opera! It is the actual name of a watercolor.

  35. Shari J. on September 26, 2012 6:40 am

    I would tell you that my favorite color is red but my stash says differently. I have tons more blues and purples than reds..go figure! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book…he is a master of color!

  36. Sarah Titcomb on September 26, 2012 6:55 am

    Kaffe Fasset has been an inspiration for me for many years. I’m in awe of his talent to bring to life anything with subtle use of colour. I have completed several of his needlepoint patterns. I’ve never been able to pick a favorite colour, but love the richness created by combining them.

  37. Elena T on September 26, 2012 7:05 am

    I am always drawn to blues when buying yarn and clothes, but purple is really my fave

  38. Donna on September 26, 2012 7:24 am

    Such an amazing “colorist”! I love the color yellow especially when used with greens.
    I’d really like to win this book!!

  39. Kathy on September 26, 2012 7:55 am

    My favorite color is pinkish purple. I love colors. thanks, kathy

  40. smfsprout on September 26, 2012 8:22 am

    My favorite color is blue – in any of its myriad shades.

  41. Jane S. on September 26, 2012 8:28 am

    Today my favorite color is grey. Tomorrow it will be something different, and again the day after that. I love color, and I would love to read this book about Kaffe Fassett. :)

  42. knittingrid on September 26, 2012 8:36 am

    I’ve gradually moved from green to purple, don’t know why.

  43. linda on September 26, 2012 8:39 am

    no favorite but told i look good in yellow

  44. Sandi S. on September 26, 2012 8:54 am

    My favorite colors used to be shades of blue but these days it’s mint green and soft shades of orchid and lilac. Like others here, they change fairly often

  45. quiltdoodles on September 26, 2012 9:12 am

    My favorite color is coral. I would love to read this book. Thank you for this giveaway.

  46. Sylvia Poff on September 26, 2012 9:26 am

    The first time I saw Kaffee Faccett featured in a magazine, (almost forever ago), I have been enthralled by his work. Let me win this book, Im old and it would give me great pleasure to dream in color.

  47. Candy on September 26, 2012 11:23 am

    Right now my favorite color is orange!

  48. Paula C on September 26, 2012 12:13 pm

    Purple to lavenders have been my favorite since childhood, a long time ago. Kaffee is amasing, with color. To win would be great. Thank you, and good luck everyone.

  49. Bonnie on September 26, 2012 12:29 pm

    My favorite color is purple plus all shades of purple.

  50. geri actor on September 26, 2012 12:40 pm

    My favorite color is purple – thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Shaiha on September 26, 2012 12:51 pm

    My favorite color is teal preferably with some brown nearby.

  52. Connie K. on September 26, 2012 2:35 pm

    Love Kaffe! I still dream of making a Persian Poppy Shawl.

  53. Ruth skinner on September 26, 2012 4:34 pm

    Kaffe Fassett is my creative inspiration, I really admire his skill in designing. Queenruthie

  54. michele on September 26, 2012 5:43 pm

    I LOVE all of Kaffe’s work…so inspirational and colorful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  55. Andrea on September 26, 2012 6:44 pm

    My favorite color is silver but my husband insists that it isn’t a color. >_<

  56. Brenda Gibson on September 26, 2012 7:24 pm

    My favorite color is turquoise.

  57. CathyM on September 26, 2012 7:40 pm

    Yellow. I’ve certainly heard of KF, but had no idea he had lead such an interesting life.

  58. Catherine Z on September 26, 2012 8:05 pm

    at the moment it’s green… just like the trees of “Big Sur, Calif.”

  59. Judy Mills on September 26, 2012 9:08 pm

    My favorites are any all of them in jewel tones

  60. Mary Rokisky on September 26, 2012 9:10 pm

    I love shades of teal and blue. The one color that I don’t have in my house is orange.

  61. Susanne Th on September 26, 2012 10:12 pm

    Purple for me!

  62. Judith (from Israel) on September 27, 2012 2:54 am

    My favourite colour is purple.

  63. Gil Crews on September 27, 2012 7:00 am

    My fav color has been orange for as long as I can remember.

  64. Anne Marie on September 27, 2012 11:07 am

    Bright pink. So cheerful.

  65. Charlene Anderson on September 27, 2012 11:45 am

    Green, green and more green!

  66. Sophie H on September 27, 2012 12:11 pm

    Yes, I’m another green fan. Of course, these things depend on mood, but green is so evocative of the calming sensation of being in nature that I always come back to it.

  67. Beth T. on September 27, 2012 1:06 pm

    My favorite color is pink, but I love to quilt in deep red.

  68. Luciana on September 27, 2012 4:39 pm


  69. Jennifer Houle on September 28, 2012 3:35 pm

    Brown, in almost any shade

  70. Kim Reid on September 28, 2012 9:50 pm

    My favorite color is blue – Thanks!

  71. Arcia on September 29, 2012 6:09 am

    the color of purple at sunset

  72. Carolyn on September 29, 2012 6:40 am

    I love all colors, but my favorite at the moment has got to be orange!

  73. Sigrid on September 29, 2012 6:59 am

    I noticed I’m crafting a lot with purple, so any shade of purple would be my fav!

  74. Rose on September 29, 2012 7:38 am

    My favorite color is blue. What a terrific giveaway!

  75. Robin Crittenden on September 30, 2012 5:18 pm

    It’s still Sunday so I made it. My favorite color is Red.

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