- Spiral-bound: 160 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; Pck Spi edition (13 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811864030
- ISBN-13: 978-0811864039
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.9 x 25.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 449,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
French General: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House Spiral-bound – 13 Aug 2008
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"Kaari has an impeccable eye. Her take on French vintage is an inspiration, and the projects in this book are no exception." John Derian, artist
About the Author
Kaari Meng is a world-renowned purveyor of French living. She runs a business selling vintage and new merchandise such as textiles, laundry products, home decor accessories, jewellery, stationery, notions, jewellery, and more that are sold online at www.frenchgeneral.com and in stores throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. French General also offers services including custom upholstery, interior consulting, and period decorating. Kaari's home and shop have been featured in magazines such as Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, Country Living, and Romantic Homes. She has also designed jewellery for companies such as Anthropology and sold her jewellery to specialty shops around the world. In 2005, Kaari was invited by Hallmark to be a keynote speaker on colour and style trends.She lives with her husband and daughter in southern California. This is her first book with Chronicle.
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Top Customer Reviews
The projects are clear and explained simply. The photographs are detailed and beautiful. The fabrics are to die for. This book is to be treasured and revered for years to come, especially as the projects are classics and therefore dateless. The pattern pocket on the inside cover is fabulous. I've made tissue paper copies of mine to prolong the life of the originals.
Definitely a 5 star book!
Each project has one cotton reel as easy level up to three for advanced, so you can start something simple and be sure to be able to complete and work your way up to the advanced stages. This is a must have for any sewers not only for the projects but, also just to be able to sit and read such a lovely book.
I've not yet made anything from the book so can't comment on the efficiency, or otherwise, of the patterns. They do come in a sweet little envelope in the book to save cutting them out laboriously.
The book is superbly presented and pure joy to look through. Plenty to keep me busy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recently purchased a French General jelly roll and thought I'd find a suitable project in this book. Read morePublished on 25 July 2011 by Jacqueline O'Gorman
Wow, what a lovely book. Ranges from easy beginner to some experience,depending on skills. Have not sewn for over twelve years and I am inspired - lovely patterns, great... Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2011 by MOH
MUST HAVE!! If you like the French shabby chic look this book is a must have. Beautifully presented, full size patterns and wonderful quality paper. A joy to look at. Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2010 by Mrs. G. Hobbs