The next boutis expo of Lei Roucas dou Barri will take place on the weekend of 8 and 9 March 2014
Every second year, there is an exchange of boutis pieces. The other years, there is a challenge to create an original boutis based on a theme.
These are the rules for 2014:
Boutis in white cotton sheeting, batiste, silk, linen etc ......
Stitching and Stuffing: white or color
Size: 8 x 15 cm (no smaller, no bigger) - approx. 3.15 x 5.9 inches
Shape: flat or with volume (eyes and antenna how you wish)
Examples: pincushion, scissor case, frame, lavender sachet, heart, .....
There will be a jury to avoid "unequal exchanges" which will check stitches, quality of stuffing, size according to the rules. Butterflies which don't fit the criteria will not be shown.
For the 9th Boutis expo, the organizers are counting on the competence and earnestness of each individual to have an exchange worthy of the name, respecting the rules, which are there simply to ensure that the items shown and exchanged are of equal quality in research, harmony, precision, originality and fineness of work.
The theme is A BUTTERFLY
The Association protects beautiful pieces - to give or exchange a boutis is to design and make it as one would wish to receive it.
Three of us from here are definitely going to take part. In other years we have exchanged hearts, and small pouches. There is plenty of time to think of a design, and I am looking forward to doing this again.
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