Designs by Brandon Mably

 

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Wealden Times: True Colours

Without doubt, a visit to the Hastings home of internationally renowned contemporary craft artist Kaffe Fassett and his partner and studio manager Brandon Mably, would bring joy to even the most downhearted of people. Filled with an explosion of colours and textures, each room in the early Victorian property invites the visitor to explore, what is in effect, a living showcase of Kaffe's and Brandon's work. Best known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts - fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic - Kaffe was born in San Francisco. At the age of 19 he won a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, but left after three months to paint in London and has stayed ever since. Brandon, a celebrated designer in his own right, particularly for his amazing skill at combining colours, met Kaffe in the late 80s and soon realised the creative potential of knitwear designs. He runs the Kaffe Fassett Studio as well as holding knitting, needlepoint and patchwork workshops around the world.

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Wealden Times
Crafty Planner Podcast Episode #55: Brandon Mably

When I was looking for fabric for my first quilt, I discovered a local store stocked with fabrics designed by the Kaffe Fassett Studio collective including Kaffe, Brandon Mably and Philip Jacob.

I fell in love with the vibrant and watercolory prints of each of the designers. After recording my podcast with Kathy Doughty...

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Crafty Planner Podcast
Design Indaba: Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably: Textile designers who paint with yarn

Touring the world like the rock stars of knitting, Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably are two technicolour textile artists whose work explodes with bright patterns.

Fellow designer Brandon Mably has become an integral part of the Kaffe Fasset studio, collaborating with Fasset on designs, books and exhibitions. The two designers tour the world doing workshops and lectures. Their most recent work focuses on vibrant quilt design.

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Design Indaba
Designer Spotlight

So, you walk into a room that feels like an exotic market from the Middle East. Different patterned carpets cover the bare floorboards. Large baskets of yarn are piled high. Painted chest of drawers store colorful knit wear and patchwork quilts. Asian ceramics are stacked high on top of cupboards and shelves. Brandon Mably, Rowan artist under the Kaffe Collective banner, describes in vivid detail his first visit to Kaffe Fassett's studio; a visit in which he knew he wanted to be part of this colorful, eclectic world.

Fifteen years later, Brandon is the manager of Kaffe's studio and an artist in his own right...

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Designer Spotlight
Men's knitting: is it 'the new yoga'?

Brandon Mably, a British knitwear designer who runs classes around the world for men and women, has also noticed a boom in male interest over the past year. "I think the stigma of knitting just being a woman's craft has passed," he says, pointing to a history of men's knitting, with many in the army and navy being taught needlework during the war ...

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Men's knitting
Brandon Mably slideshow: Vogue Knit LIVE injects some color

Artist and designer Brandon Mably entertained an easy-going audience in the Chicago Room at Vogue Knitting LIVE with his slideshow, sponsored by Clover needles. His fascinating story and clever wit was the perfect balance with the show of his inspirations for his colorwork, both in intarsia and ...

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Vogue Knitting Live
Daughters of Norway 2011

Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably Interview

Brandon: The reason the book's called Quilts in Sweden is we shot the quilts at a most amazing location called Skansen, it's a museum of outdoor houses that have been brought together in one area at the edge of Stockholm, and it was the colors and the surroundings...

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Daughters of Norway
Knitting February/March 2004

We Catch Brandon Mably knitting....
Michele Matheson talks to Brandon Mably and discovers that knitwear design is just one dimension of his passionate love of life. Meet the Ambassador for knitting...

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Knitting Magazine
Vogue Knitting International 2002 Special Issue

Brandon Mably is crazy about color and design. He remembers being mesmerized by the yarns displayed in-of all places-the local candy shop while growing up in a small seaside town in south Wales. "Next to the glass jars filled with candies were shelves and cabinets bulging with vivid knitting yarns, all arranged by color," Brandon recalls. "That's what always caught my attention."

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Vogue Knitting Magazine
Rowan Knitting Magazine #28 - Winter 2000

Designer Profile, Brandon Mably. Article by Katherine Samuels. Photography by Joey Toller

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Rowan Knitting Magazine

 

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