Collection: French General

Twenty years ago, French General began in a barn along the Hudson River in upstate New York.  Open once a month, the barn was filled with all of Kaari’s favorite things – old French linen sheets, 19th century floral textiles and tickings, French buttons, beads and ribbon.   Eventually the shop moved to New York City, and then to Los Angeles – where French General continued to grow into what it is now.  It is a shop, a workshop offering classes on every manner of stitching, block printing and natural dyeing, and a design studio for Kaari and her husband, JZ.

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with old French florals, petite prints, stripes and borders, the French General fabric collections are inspired by historical document fabrics but colored in a fresh new way.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 wallcoverings, 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.

To learn more about French General – www.frenchgeneral.com

And see our visual inspiration on Instagram – @frenchgeneral

4 products
  • La Vie Bohème Corsaire Floral Oyster SKU 13902 17
    Vendor
    French General
    Regular price
    £3.50
    Sale price
    £3.50
  • La Vie Bohème Colline French Red SKU 13907 11
    Vendor
    French General
    Regular price
    £3.50
    Sale price
    £3.50
  • La Vie Bohème Moravia Check French Red SKU 13905 11
    Vendor
    French General
    Regular price
    £3.50
    Sale price
    £3.50
  • La Vie Bohème Carmen Floral French Red SKU 13900 11
    Vendor
    French General
    Regular price
    £3.50
    Sale price
    £3.50