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Friday, March 28, 2014

2nd National Salon France Boutis 16-18 May 2014

Time is flying by so fast and I realized I haven't posted about the next boutis national salon yet.   In 2012 I was at the first salon and it was simply wonderful !  A feast for the senses to see so many boutis all together with their creators and many other exhibits as well.  The goal of this association, of which Lou was a founding member, has always been to encourage dialogue and exchange among boutisseuses.  I am happy to say I have been a member since the start.

This time it is even more exciting for me !  Lou and I will be helping our friend and sister in boutis  Hiromi Nakayama at her booth for the salon.   Hiromi learned the technique of boutis from Lou and has gone on to be her star pupil, designing beautiful small items, bags, pillows as well as wonderful larger pieces.  Her work has been published in Japanese magazines.  Hiromi will be offering her patterns for sale at the salon.   We will have 4 languages between us - Japanese, French, English and German - so we are hoping many visitors will come and talk to us and share our passion for boutis.  Lou and I will be sharing some pieces we have made,  and I will be bringing a few antique pieces to look at.   Go to Hiromi's blog and look back at all her wonderful boutis.

Go to France Boutis and look at the list of groups and artistes showing their work, as well as some shops.  The list is not yet complete, so check back on their site often.

2nd National Salon of Boutis
16, 17, 18 May 2014
Centre Saint Exupery
30132 Caissargues (close to Nimes)

I am thrilled to see so many boutisseuses again in one place, and I hope that you will come to this extraordinary expo if you are nearby.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Boutis expo at Pierrefeu du var March 8-9

The traditional Provençal association Lei Roucas dou Barri hold an annual boutis show in March.  This past weekend was the 9th edition.   Janet and I sent a small boutis item for the exchange, this year the subject was "butterflies".
Some of our boutis friend were there with their booths, and it seems it was a happy, friendly show with good exchanges between our boutisseuses.  I am posting links to their blogs so you can take a look at the wonderful photos and enjoy the quality and broad scope of the boutis shown.

Lou who took some fabulous pictures
Nini who had a booth
Henriette the amazing personality behind all the organization
Marie who also had a booth for her beautiful original designs
Lei Roucas dou Barri the association
Les boutis de Chateau Gombert who make wonderful boutis

There will be more, I will update the list as I see them.  Enjoy - you will see why this is a passion I will always have.