Boutis Provencal is a traditional French needlepoint technique, which has been practiced in the south of France, in particular Provence, for centuries.
The French word ‘boutis’ is pronounced ‘bootee’ with no English translation. The name comes from the words ‘pousser, bourrer and emboutis’, which means ‘to push and to stuff’.
Although most boutis is stitched using running stitch, backstitch was used in a small region around Marseilles. Those commanded higher prices because backstitch is more labour intensive than running stitch.
About this Digital Pattern File
This product is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home and, as a digital product, it is non-refundable. It does not include any materials or kit. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.
Printing this Digital Pattern
To print the full-size pattern sheet you may need to select "tiling" as the print method. This will print in sections over multiple pages which you then stick together to form the full-size pattern sheet.
Project TypeBaby Bib, Baby Booties
Finished Project MeasuresBib: 19cm x 17cm wide (7 1/2" x 6 3/4"); Booties: 11cm (4 3/ 8") long each