French General: Treasured Notions: Inspiration and Craft Projects Using Vintage Beads, Buttons, Ribbons, and Trim from Tinsel Trading Company

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French steel-cut beads, mother-of-pearl buttons, spools of vintage ribbons . . . This exquisite book showcases the decorative bits flea-market hunters dream of. Hundreds of photos reveal rare European notions from the craft community's most beloved emporium, Tinsel Trading Company. With these vintage baubles as her inspiration, Kaari Meng shares projects that crafters can make with their own flea-market finds or with contemporary materials they have on hand: a button charm bracelet, whimsical petite prize medals,...

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French General: Treasured Notions: Inspiration and Craft Projects Using Vintage Beads, Buttons, Ribbons, and Trim from Tinsel Trading Company

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Overview

French steel-cut beads, mother-of-pearl buttons, spools of vintage ribbons . . . This exquisite book showcases the decorative bits flea-market hunters dream of. Hundreds of photos reveal rare European notions from the craft community's most beloved emporium, Tinsel Trading Company. With these vintage baubles as her inspiration, Kaari Meng shares projects that crafters can make with their own flea-market finds or with contemporary materials they have on hand: a button charm bracelet, whimsical petite prize medals, an heirloom-worthy memory book, shimmering handbags, and more. Kaari's colorful inspiration boards lend design guidance, while her tips and resources help notion-lovers build up their stash of treasures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811868907
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/7/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,400,717
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kaari Meng runs French General, a store that specializes in vintage and new French textiles, notions, and more. She lives in Southern California.

Jon Zabala is a Los Angeles-based photographer.

Marcia Ceppos is the owner of Tinsel Trading Company. She lives in New York City.

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    Excellent book! For anyone who loves anything French this is th

    Excellent book! For anyone who loves anything French this is the book for you. It has 15 great projects. What I like most are the excellent descriptions and information regarding the vintage materials this author is known for using. I use this book as a reference for vintage notions and materials.

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