Tuesday, August 30, 2016

All the news....

Fall Ledger

Time to start thinking about our France Getaway for Summer 2017!  We've just opened up our sign ups and have already sold out of the first two weeks. Week Three June 24th - July 1st  has been added and we still have a few spaces left.  Join us for a week to explore the flea markets, the farmer's markets, visit small villages, craft in the afternoon and of course, enjoy amazing French food prepared by our friend, Chef Charlotte.
Feel free to write to us at notions@frenchgeneral.com for more details and available rooms

To see more of what we do, where we stay, and to sign up, please visit us here

Can't make it to France - but still want a souvenir?  Be sure to check out our Found in France treasures we brought home from the brocantes and vide greniers this summer.
Don't forget to use our free shipping code: bonjour
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A Weekend with French General in Fargo
September 22nd-24th

We've planned a three-day event in Fargo with the Quilter's Guild of North Dakota!  We will be teaching some of our favorite workshops - including indigo dyeing, jewelry making and embroidery stitching.  We also will be bringing along a French General Pop-Up Shop filled with kits and inspiration.  Join us for a day in Fargo!
Sign ups and more information here
The Blue Thread Workshop in NYC
Sunday, October 2nd

Just to keep the ball rolling...we head down to NYC from Vermont to host our yearly Shibori and Indigo Workshop at the South Street Seaport Museum on Sunday, October 2nd.  Come learn to build an indigo vat, create resist patterns on fabric and dye to your hearts content!  This workshop is suitable for all levels and all ages.
Sign ups and more information here
Stitching Salon at French General
Thursday, October 13th 6-9pm

Join us for our Thursday evening Stitching Salon at French General in Los Angeles.  We will learn English Paper Piecing and make Hettie's Patchwork Bag with French General material.  This is a great stitching technique that allows you to take your stitching on the road!  Snacks and champagne served!
To sign up visit us here
French General Visits McKinney, Texas
Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd

Join me in McKinney for a series of classes offered at the Art house and at the Davis-Hill Historical House.

Tresor Beads
Using antique African, Italian and Czecho glass beads learn how to make simple bracelets that can be worn all together or given away as treasured gifts.

Deconstructed Jewelry
Dig out your old rosaries, beads and pieces of broken jewelry and we will create a wearable necklace. Class includes instruction on color and design, rosary bead looping, correct way to open and close jump rings, and charm making.

Patchwork Boro Tote Bag
Join me for for a full day Stitch Workshop at the Davis-Hill Historical House!  We begin the day with coffee and a conversation about the design process, sewing with antique fabric and how to choose fabrics. You will choose your own fabric from French General's collection of 19th century antique scraps and stitch a patchwork sewing bag - complete with boro patching and sashiko stitching.   This is a day of slowing down, putting needle to cloth, and storytelling.

You can sign up for one class or spend the entire weekend crafting with us!
Sign ups and more information here
Houston Quilt Market Workshops
Monday, October 31st

I'll be teaching two classes at Quilt Market this year - all materials are supplied and students will get the first chance to try out out our new, long awaited French Embroidery Hoop!

The Art Of Embroidery
Experience the process of choosing a color palette, prepping your project, and learning the correct way to stitch over a dozen embroidery stitches, including running stitch, whipped running stitch, stem stitch, couching, French knots, and the spider web stitch. Relax and get hooked on needle arts!
Deconstructed Jewelry
Using old bits of rosaries, beads and pieces of broken jewelry we will create a wearable necklace. Class includes instruction on color and design, rosary bead looping, correct way to open and close jump rings, and charm making.  
See a full list of Quilt Market classes and sign up here
Madame Rouge
Our upcoming collection of quilting fabric, Madame Rouge,  is in the house and available online!  Stop by the shop on a Saturday or check our website for our collection, including precuts and patterns.

Order fabric, pre-cuts, quilt patterns and embroidery sampler here.
French Embroidery Hoop
This beautiful hoop is ideal for embroiderers, quilters and sewers.  Made out of rolled brass and a steel coil wire this light-weight hoop is easy on your hands and will hold your fabric taught without putting stress on your fabric.  Works best on a light-weight fabric such as linen, cotton or silk.
All orders will be shipped in September.
A French General exclusive!
Order your French Embroidery Hoop here.
Our Fall hours continue for the months of
September and October
Saturdays 11-4pm

Hope you have a wonderful Fall and that we see you soon!




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