So graceful and elegant, Kaari from French General always seems to hit that mark right on par with her fabric lines. Pom Pom de Paris is no different and this time she even brought in some new colors to make the line a bit more bright and cheerful. Let's welcome Karri to the 'stage' so we can find out what her new line is all about!
Pom Pom de Paris was a flower that won first place at the first rose exhibition held in Paris in the early 19th century. Our collection of fabric is filled with inspiration from early French gardens filled with roses, leaves, birds and even thorns. Each of the fabric designs were based on early 19th century French rural florals. I love this collection of fabric - it's warm and cheery while still being very typically French rural.
The inspiration behind the colors of Pom Pom de Paris were taken directly from an old French garden behind a 14th century home we often stay at in St. Antonin Noble Val - in the South of France. The bedroom windows all look down onto a beautiful wild garden filled with overgrown rose bushes, lavender, rosemary, dahlias and agapanthus.
Soft pinks, yellows, old reds and grassy greens are all a part of the Pom Pom line - welcoming in the Spring garden.
We have designed a wonderful quilt to go along with the Pom Pom line, filled with borders and birds. We are new to the patterns business, but have found some talented artists and sewers to help us design new patterns and exciting projects. I working on some smaller patchwork pillows for our sun room using the linen/cotton fabric as well.
Besides designing fabric for Moda, we are also planning a Woad Workshop featuring master dyer, Denise Lambert, who will be visiting Los Angeles in April to teach a class about the medieval art of dying with the French flower, woad, which rhymes with road. Every summer at our Chateau Getaway, Denise teaches this workshop and everyone leaves with a suitcase filled with the old French blue - or Napoleon Blue - it is a magical day. For more information or to sign up for the workshop, visit us at Frenchgeneral.com. To view images click here.
And what do you know-- we have another giveaway! Kaari was kind enough to donate a Pom Pom de Paris pattern and fat quarter bundle! To enter leave a comment on this post telling me the most interesting fact you learned from Kaari about Pom Pom de Paris. You have until Apil 7th to enter.