Bringing the classic look of the rural French countryside to the United States, French General is a vintage craft store/workshop located in Los Angeles, California. Specializing in beads, buttons, millinery and textiles, our French-inspired collection is all about crafting with beautiful textiles and a simple vintage color palette. Having personally combed French flea markets for many of her unique treasures, Kaari Meng, the founder and owner of French General, has designed jewelry for Anthropologie, quilt fabrics for Moda, textiles for Fabricut and has authored several books, including French-Inspired Jewelry,
Each summer, for the past seven years, French General has led groups of women to the South of France to live in an 18th century chateau - deep in the countryside of France, surrounded by sunflower fields. Days are spent crafting in the studio, visiting flea and farmer's markets and dying with woad, as well as a cooking class with our chef and a visit from the local sommelier to teach us all about wine and cheese. Created by French General. this week in France is a once in a lifetime opportunity.