Announcement handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!
handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!
Lisa G on Sep 16, 2016
Great pattern! Thanks, I can't wait to give my husband his new handmade bow tie!
bow ties rule.
In high school I began collecting vintage neckties to one day gift to my future husband. When I met the piano-playing-motorcycle-riding man that I would marry I first noticed his bow tie- it was on the short list of things that I wanted in a spouse (seriously- this was my list: wears a bow tie, plays an instrument, is passionate about something). A few months after we wed I uncovered the squirreled-away vintage neckties and became dedicated to schooling myself in the art of bow tie making so that I could convert them for Mr. Right.
5 years and thousands of bow ties later, xoelle is run out of my backyard studio in Hawaii.
I make rad bow ties out of second hand materials because I love the idea of turning something that's unloved and has a history into something awesome and new. I use neckties, all manner of clothing, linens, quilts, Scottish kilts, billiard felt, and myriad other materials to make my happy ties. The materials are often small-in-quantity and hard to re-source, so it limits the number of bow ties made from each pattern to usually less than 10.
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I am a maker, an artist, a historian, a color lover, an eater of ice cream, and a family woman. I currently live in Baltimore, MD with my three kiddos and geeky husband.
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