French Boutis Scissor Case

French Boutis is an ancient form of French quilted needlework. Traditionally it is all white on white, but I adore the bright Provencal colors and created this SCISSOR CASE to entice people to learn this art. It is done with a small running stitch and a back stitch on two pieces of batiste, then yarn is drawn through the channels to give it a raised relief. I am working VERY hard to bring this art to the USA. I teach classes for a minimal fee and sell beginner kits on my ETSY AVERYCLAIRE page. The kit is available in a variety of colors (8 different colors) and includes everything you need to complete one scissor case. Please tell your quilting and needlework groups!

UPDATE:  This pattern calls for a silk covered snap. I have provided the materials in the kit, but I put the tutorial at the top of this page for all to use.



16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christinecolmont
    Apr 06, 2017 @ 10:44:20

    Very nice work. Bravo!!
    Claudine Colmont


  2. Elizabeth Janzen
    Apr 06, 2017 @ 12:54:34

    That’s amazing Karen! Your colours are bright and cheery and the design is perfect for someone new to boutis. Congratulations on a beautiful design and on an enticing kit.


  3. Bazante Maggy
    Apr 06, 2017 @ 13:32:20

    Lovely colors great job must come to France and meet people in the south


  4. Nanouanne
    Apr 06, 2017 @ 14:12:16

    And you know you will be more than welcome in Normandy! I would love to see you again.
    These cases are really gorgeous.


  5. KerryCan
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 06:13:18

    This is a beautiful design! I may need to treat myself to a kit, if I ever get caught up on other projects!


  6. Margaret
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 07:28:28

    Wow, gorgeous! Love the colors too. Your work is wonderful! If I get back to stitching, I’ll think on a kit.


  7. Brigitte
    Apr 15, 2017 @ 02:36:59

    These colours are gorgeous, and the stitching is, too. I’m sure many stitchers will be interested in this old stitching art.


  8. Carol
    Apr 22, 2017 @ 12:13:24

    Such pretty colors you are using, Karen! I’m sure they will draw in more stitchers to this art form 🙂 I hope you do get to travel to France some day and meet some of those amazing stitchers!


  9. Sheryl
    Apr 29, 2017 @ 05:34:53

    These are lovely Karen and I like the pretty colours you have chosen.


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