French General: Treasured Notions: Inspiration and Craft by Kaari Meng

By Kaari Meng

French steel-cut beads, mother-of-pearl buttons, spools of classic ribbons . . . This beautiful e-book showcases the ornamental bits flea-market hunters dream of. hundreds and hundreds of photographs display infrequent eu notions from the craft community's so much liked emporium, Tinsel buying and selling corporation. With those classic baubles as her thought, Kaari Meng stocks tasks that crafters could make with their very own flea-market unearths or with modern fabrics they've got available: a button appeal bracelet, whimsical petite prize medals, an heirloom-worthy reminiscence ebook, shimmering purses, and extra. Kaari's colourful notion forums lend layout tips, whereas her guidance and assets aid notion-lovers building up their stash of treasures.

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I add in small bits of inspiration in the same color family—anything that has the perfect shade of old pink will do, even if it’s an old tag or label off a box. I gather color inspiration from everywhere. Beads, buttons, beetles— whatever inspires you at the moment should make it onto the board. Once I finish a color board, I hang it in my workshop for inspiration. I may end up using the palette for a jewelry line or to design a new line of fabric. Or, I may just use it for a place to rest my eyes when my head is swirling with ideas.

The soft grays and pinks with metallic silver threads or the Capri blues and teals woven together to look like the sea— all evoke an earlier place and time. Experiment with the old golds and mother-of-pearl—pairing colors that will add elegance to your projects or collage boards. french general: treasured notions 50 matching yesterday's colors 51 • • W hen I experiment with a new color palette, I start with a 8-by-8-in/20-by-20-cm hemp-covered inspiration board. I use the natural hemp as a base to ground the brighter, more vibrant colors from the notions.

Sample cards sequins (above) Tailors and craftsmen relied on beautiful handmade sample cards to re-order their materials. This one dates back to the early 1900s, and is filled with small swatches of metallic trims and fringes. (above) Known as spangles or pailletes in French, these sequins were fabricated in France in the 1890s from copper metal, then silver plated. Sequins are now made in all different shapes and sizes and have a variety of textures. a catalog of materials 35 grosgrain ribbon (left) Striped or dotted ribbon was a favorite millinery material when men and women wore hats every Sunday and they wanted to be able to change their hat bands to match their outfits.

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