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French General: Home Sewn by Kaari Meng
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Kaari Meng’s shop French General is an oasis of lovely linens, sparkly beads, and vintage notions all tucked away in sweet cottage in the heart of Hollywood. If you can’t get there in person, you can console yourself with her beautiful book, French General: Home Sewn. Inside you’ll find 30 simple yet stylish projects for the home created from drool-worthy textiles collected from Parisian flea markets and elsewhere. I love how the rustic charm of the projects, such as the Bread-Warming Seeded Bag for the supper table, Washing Mitts made from hemp fabric, and linen-backed Wall Hangings–and the book includes embroidery transfer patterns which add an extra personal touch.
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There are a few special events coming up (in NYC, LA, and Claremont, CA) where you can help celebrate the release of French General: Home Sewn. Be sure to check one of them out soon! The first one happens next week at the gorgeous shop Tinsel Trading Co.–be sure to RSVP pronto to ensure a place in the class.
French General Book Signing & Craft Class
Thursday, November 13, 2008
@ Tinsel Trading Company
1 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
ph: 212-730-1030
www.tinseltrading.com
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Also! Chronicle Books has been kind enough to donate a French General Gift Pack for one lucky Craftzine reader! Simply comment on this post by this Friday, 12pm PST and you could receive a copy of the French General: Home Sewn book, plus the Labels & Stickers paperback and a French General Stationery Box!