Friday, October 2, 2015

Kaari Meng of French General Coming to Paper Crown

This one has been in the works for a while, actually I first thought of it when I got back from the Chateau Getaway with Nancy in 2012, but I am so very pleased to announce that very good things come to those who are patient! Kaari Meng will be teaching two classes at Paper Crown this month.

For those of you not familiar with Kaari, she owns the quaint French General store in LA which has an amazing assortment of vintage goodies, wonderful beads and jewelry kits, stitching samplers and the most beautiful fabrics inspired by her love of all things French. Kaari also hosts a wide variety of workshops at her store, in the US and the most wonderful art retreat in France. I highly recommend it!

Deconstructed Jewelry
Wed., Oct. 28th
Kaari, $68

A fun jewelry class in which we use old beads, charms and broken jewelry to create  an updated necklace with charms - techniques include bead looping, jump ring work, charm making.  Everyone leaves with a finished necklace - students are encouraged to bring in old bits and pieces to add to their designs.
All materials included

Boro & Sashiko Stitching
Thurs., Oct. 29th
Kaari, $68

A hand sewing workshop based on the ancient art of Japanese stitching and mending.  Students will work on a 12x12 antique scrap of fabric, add patches, stitches or sashiko and then attach to a cotton tote bag to create a sewing bag. If this is new to you, look it up on Pinterest - Wow!
All materials included
Kaari is a seasoned teacher and you will not want to miss taking a class or two from her.
To sign up call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.  Our guest artist policy is all classes must be paid at the time of registration and there are no cancellations.  

Kaari has also agreed to share a small portion of  French General with us and will be shipping a box of  her vintage  items that can be purchased at class.
I know you all will love Kaari and her art as much as I do and if history is any indicator, I know she will go home with a new love for Oklahoma and those glittery girls at Paper Crown!  

1 comment:

  1. I've had three jewelry classes with Kaari and loved them all, but I'm so intrigued by that stitching! Here's one of my favorite examples, from The Bloggings of Mrs. Bertimus: