FRENCH GENERAL is the brand name for the wonderful artist, designer and Collector Kaari Meng, inspired by the French Provencal designs and colors
French General began designing fabric and quilt patterns for Moda in 2008 with their first collection, Rouenneries. Since then, Kaari and JZ have designed over 30 collections and 60 quilt patterns. Filled with old French florals, petite prints, stripes and borders, the French General fabric collections are inspired by historical document fabrics but colored in a fresh new way. Each collection features a shade of red, which has become synonymous with the French General brand.
In addition to quilt fabric and patterns, French General also designs interior fabric and wall coverings, jewelry kits, and a whole collection of embroidery samplers and floss palettes – including their very own French Hoop – a brass and steel coil wire embroidery hoop manufactured by French General.
and for a few years now, we enjoyed a great collaboration creating woven ribbons together here:
La Vie en Rouge is a classic collection of French reds and antique naturals with a fresh twist on 18th century florals and small prints.
In the summer, Kaari hosts groups of women from around the world in the South of France to live in a large old house and visit local flea markets, artisans and villages – as well as craft and learn to cook like a Frenchwoman. The French General Getaway has become a special event which is usually sold out a year in advance.
Kaari lives Los Angeles, California and spends her days thinking up creative ideas for French General as well as traveling the world teaching workshops and sharing her passion for vintage fabrics and crafting.
Article written by Moda Fabrics on their website
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