If you are like me, then you cannot ever throw a piece of textile away until you are totally, utterly, absolutely sure you will never, ever, cross-your-heart-and-hope-to-die find a use for it at some unknown future time and date. I love re-using bits and bobs of discarded textiles to make cushions, patchworks, toys, bags or gifts. So when I found an interesting vintage 50s bow tie with an unusual tri-fold design giving an aysmmetric bow, it didn’t take me long to decide to unpick it, see how it was made & replicate it using a redundant silk neck tie.
The project is now finished & there are instructions and a diagram on my blog if you would like to have a go at making your own bow ties for the upcoming winter party season. I am going to be making more of these & trying out different shapes for the bows, plus I have tracked down a haberdasher in London who stocks special bow tie hooks & eyes so will be ordering some of those as well. Cheers all.