Sue Lawley's castaway is decorative artist Kaffe Fassett.
The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the man who can be credited with having made knitting glamorous. Designer and knitter Kaffe Fassett will be talking to Sue Lawley about the inspiration for his extraordinary bold and simple designs which have brought him fame and fortune the world over, and also waxing lyrical over the colours and patterns he uses, which reflect Byzantine carpets, Roman glass or just simple fruit, vegetables and shells. He'll also be talking about his bohemian childhood in California and the route which turned him into an Anglophile and led him to an exhibition of his work at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi
Book: Reflections by Hermann Hesse
Luxury: Diary and pen
Symphony On A French Mountain Air (Part)
- Works By Franck D'Indy & Berlioz.
- RCA Classics.
- The Joan Baez Ballad Book Vol 2.
Scenes From Childhood
- My Brilliant Career.
- Seven Records.
I Want To Hold Your Hand
- The Beatles.
Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic
Theodora S'est Assoupie
- Ensemble De La Republique Bulgare/Danse Chope.
- Chant Du Monde.
MiserereChoir: Tallis Scholars. Performer: Alison Stamp. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
- Allegri: Miserere.
- CDGIM 339.
I Just Called To Say I Love You
- The Woman In Red.
- Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine.
Reflections - Hermann Hesse
Diary and pen
|Interviewed Guest||Kaffe Fassett|
- Sun 1 Jul 1990 12:15
- Fri 6 Jul 1990 09:05
- Sun 29 Mar 1992 12:15