If you can sew, you can do boutis, a classic style of embroidery practiced in southern France since the seventeenth century. In this book, you'll find 20 projects featuring classic boutis designs for handbags and cases, pillows, baby clothes, placemats, photo album covers, and more. Also included are a basic boutis lesson, with step-by-step instructions for every part of the process, and full-size patterns for every project. Create sophisticated, traditional handmade gifts perfect for baby showers, weddings, housewarmings, and anniversaries--or treat yourself to a beautiful new accessory or bag.
Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts lives in France and is the author of Furoshiki: The Art of Wrapping with Fabric (978-1-84773-816-5)