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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 !

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Boutis Show Pierrefeu du Var

This past weekend, the association Lei Roucas dou Barri had a wonderful boutis show in France. I wish I could have been there ! The next best thing though, has been to look at the beautiful photos of fantastic boutis pieces. We are lucky that www.boutis-et-cie.blogspot.com has provided us with a lovely album to look at. Go to Lou's blog and click on the link in the text for "Exposition Pierrefeu". Nini also took lots of photographs, and she kindly made an album for others to enjoy - go to her blog at www.ninipetitsboutis.blogspot.com and click on the link "ICI quelques photos" and you will find her pictures.

It is so inspirational to be able to see such exquisite work, imagine how many hours went into making these pieces ! As I looked at them, I decided to try harder to make my work as exquisite - it's good to have a goal !

We participated in the heart exchange (you will see photos of the many hearts on the red wall in some of the photos) and I hear that there were 170 hearts ! These were then exchanged, so we are waiting excitedly to see what comes back from France for us here ! It was such a great idea of Henriette's to do this, now we will have contact with other ladies in France who share the same passion.

Merci a toutes pour l'inspiration, je suis completement eblouie par ces ouvrages, tout si parfait et original.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boutis Class

Last Saturday I taught a beginning boutis class at the West Pasco quilt guild. They have been very supportive of my boutis efforts, and welcomed Nicole to teach there last year (it is almost a whole year ago - amazing). I enjoyed the class a lot, the ladies were interested and were doing very nice work already - it is such a pleasure to teach a motivated and talented group ! Thanks to Anne for the photo.

In a couple of weeks I will be teaching a finishing techniques class. It seemed to me that finishing techniques are often ignored in beginning classes, as there is very little time to cover everything and get some stitching done in one day. I have developed a notebook style class in which we will cover about half a dozen different, interesting finishes.

So if you are in the area and want to take a class in boutis, let me know !