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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 !

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fabulous Boutis

Go and visit Lou http://www.boutis-et-cie.blogspot.com
She has a post about a wonderful small exhibition held over the weekend in Langlade and she made a diaporama of the beautiful boutis shown there (so click on the diaporama)
She added the comments that very beautiful boutis have been stitched by Chantal Geoffroy, and says that this lady not only does wonderful work, but is very modest indeed.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Loose Stitches

A few of the ladies met here in my kitchen at the beginning of September for our Loose Stitches meeting. Everyone has been busy over the summer and some are still traveling, but a few of us made it. I took a couple of photos and wanted to show you - look at the fabulous owl (pattern from Hubert Valeri's book).

Einige der Loose Stitches Damen haben sich Anfang September hier in meiner Kueche getroffen. Alle sind im Sommer voll beschaeftigt, und einige sind noch unterwegs, aber es waren ein paar da. Ich habe einige Bilder gemacht, die ich zeigen wollte - schaut Euch mal die Eule an (Muster aus dem Buch von Hubert Valeri)

No meeting next month here - I will be in France !

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lei roucas dou barri Pierrefeu du Var

These hearts were made by Lou

This association has a wonderful exhibition planned for March 13-14, 2010. I heard about an interesting challenge from boutis-et-cie.blogspot.com that will form part of this show. It is called Boutis Wall of Love and the rules for participating are as follows:

Boutis hearts will be suspended from the wall, with the address of the participants on the back, as well as a note to the recipient. On March 14 there will be a drawing, and each heart will go home with someone other than the maker - that is, an exchange. If you are interested in participating, contact mame83@free.fr

The rules are as follows:

A heart in boutis, your own work, design of your choosing, size 7-20 cm (in inches approx. 2 3/4 x 7 3/4), made of batiste or cotton, white or color, stuffed with lavender, cotton, or other stuffing.

What do you think ? I hope that some of the ladies here will participate, there is plenty of time, and what a great concept. I am thinking about what to put on mine .......