Thanks for visiting ! Please leave me comments, I love to read what you might think about the boutis (which is also known as "Broderie de Marseille"), please share with me what you have seen, what you love, how-tos, good museums to visit, pattern origins, and so on ..... you get the idea !
I have just received a boutis which I recently acquired. It is a beautiful piece but does have some damage. I think I may well be able to repair it, or at least stabilize it so it won't become worse. It is a larger petasson at 23" x 23", beautifully squared and flat. The stitching is even and fine, and the design sophisticated. This one is destined to be reproduced, I will draw off the pattern and make it in Swiss batiste.
There is a split along one line of stitching with the stuffing still intact.
Very pretty central medaillon with unusual filling shapes.
Delicate vine and flower inner border.
Straight and flat border and edging, the edging is stuffed tight and the fabric has worn away in places.
I also have another piece, much grander and very fine quality, but I am saving that for another day !
Bonjour les filles ! Ici un petasson, achete recemment et malheureusement abime. Je pense que je pourrais reparer cet endroit dechire. Il s'agit d'un boutis tres fin, bien travaille et dessin leger. Je l'aime beaucoup et vais redessiner tout et le refaire. Surtout je trouve que les motifs du fond sont interessants, non ?
This is a blog where I want to share about one of my passions - the Boutis - which is an old and beautiful Provencal art of the needle. I also love applique quilts, and make them often - usually big ones that take a long time ! Otherwise I love travelling, especially to our 100 year old cottage on the Southern Wine Route in Germany. PLEASE do not use my photos or content of this blog without permission.