Every once in a while, some magic happens in our stores, and we receive heartwarming feedback, personal stories or support. The following message reached us from a loyal customer. It’s just one example where we are thrilled to connect readers with writers.

Dear Kaffe Fassett,

I really do have to share this story with you.
Already for quite a few years, I’ve been enjoying your colorful creativity on many levels—buying your books, reading about your extraordinary life with your parents at Nepenthe [a café on California’s Big Sur coast] and following your creative adult life.
A few years ago, I even started out to visit Nepenthe, but you know how things go…
Now follows the story I really want to share.
Last year, my daughter bought a house in Rotterdam. In her small terrace garden, there grew a magenta and white rose she did not like.

Well,” I said, “give it to me! Don’t throw it away.”
Last September, I planted it in my garden, and this June, it began to bloom. And how it was blooming! I love it.
I am a frequent visitor of ABC Amsterdam, which I know from its start when it was called the American Discount Shop.
Seeing your book In the Studio there recently, I treated myself to a copy.
Browsing through it, I saw a picture of my beautiful rose, which was named the Kaffe Fassett. I was flabbergasted!
Now, I am enjoying my rose even more.
Didn’t Gertrude Stein say: “A rose is a rose is a rose”?
Dear Kaffe Fassett, thank you for being Kaffe Fassett and sharing your creations with the world.

Kaffe Fassett has inspired people across the world with his colorful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic.

He promoted his publication Kaffe Fassett in the Studio as part of a book signing event at The American Book Center in Amsterdam on April 1, 2022.