NEW French Boutis Etsy Sale–40% off

There will be a sale of 40% off the Boutis Kits listed on my Etsy site from June 17 – July 6.  I have only a limited amount available of each kit and each color. My patterns are small and perfect for a beginner.

If you are new to my blog or my Etsy page, French Boutis is an exquisite ancient needle art. It consists of two pieces of delicate batiste fabric sewn together on patterned lines with a tiny running stitch (like a quilting stitch) or sometimes a back stitch. Cotton yarn is then pulled through the channels created by the stitching creating a raised relief. If you love hand quilting or other types of detailed hand needle work this technique is perfect for you. All of the kits are complete with instructions and all necessary materials.

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Here is a photo of another piece I have been working on. The pattern is from a Boutis book entitled “Traditional Boutis” by Christiane Vignal. The book is filled with lovely traditional Boutis photos. Patterns are included in the book.

Another lovely source of French Boutis patterns is from Monsieur Hubert Valeri.  He has a website entitled “Boutis Archi Dessins”.  They are very lovely modern Boutis designs.  He sells patterns already printed on fabric although limited instructions are in French.  However, if you have a simple knowledge of how to do Boutis, his patterns are easy. Here is one of Hubert Valeri’s patterned that I stitched with “untraditional” varigated green thread using a backstitch for the entire piece.

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Lots of patterns are available if you are interested in trying French Boutis.  My beginner patterns on sale for two weeks are a perfect way to begin.

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