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Posted - 08/23/2012 :  06:17:29 AM  Show Profile Send churchlady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think a nice option might have been for people to say whether they had seen one of his books, patterns, or a reference to Kaffe Fassett, but had no idea how to pronounce his name. I know I certainly didn't until very recently until I saw a quote from him (in Vogue Knitting, I think), where he said it rhymed with "safe asset", as in a good bank.

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Posted - 08/23/2012 :  06:41:32 AM  Show Profile Send Chayah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, I always thought Kaffe rhymed with 'half'. :))Chayah

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Posted - 08/23/2012 :  1:22:59 PM  Show Profile Send purlgin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought it rhymed with "taffy."
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Posted - 08/23/2012 :  8:09:56 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I too spent years mis-pronouncing "Kaffe" and said it "Taffy" like purlgin.
And like churchlady, I discovered it in the same way.

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Posted - 08/24/2012 :  07:29:41 AM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And of course, that isn't his real name. I read what it was somewhere, but can't remember it.

I took a class a few years ago with Brandon Mabley, his associate, and Kaffe sat in doing needlepoint during the breaks in between his classes. He was very nice, friendly to everyone, but what I really liked was that he let Brandon have the floor - this was a class on color, Kaffe's world - and he didn't horn it. If Brandon asked his opinion, he gave it, but very short - this was definitely Brandon's classroom and Kaffe didn't interfere.

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Posted - 08/24/2012 :  12:44:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Many many years ago I took a class w/Liza Prior Lucy who co-wrote his 1st quilt book, GLORIOUS PATCHWORK. Her name, when you see the cover, is in a seriously small font. She taught us that it does rhyme w/ safe. I made a double bed size quilt from one of the patterns in it for a young neighbor friend who is now in high school out in Washington state.

Kaffe's sense of color is indeed glorious, no matter what the medium might be!

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Posted - 08/27/2012 :  4:03:37 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I once googled "how to pronounce Kaffe Fassett", and it led me to a thread here. I've been here ever since.

And yes, I heard the same "safe asset" rhyme. I heard him speak when he came to a quilting event. He also showed some knitting, and told a lot of stories. I loved when he told about the lady in a bookstore looking for "that new book by Gloria Snitts". (Okay, for those not in the know, the book was "Glorious Knits".) His stuff is WAY cool - knitting and quilting - but a little out of my league, knitwise. I'd love to see the inside of his house - I'll bet it's quite colorful.

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