Announcement handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!
handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!
brittanynjuhnke on May 22, 2016
The bow ties are absolutely perfect! I even had a special request for each and she was able to accommodate with no problems. The packaging may just be the best part! They came in individually created envelopes stitched with the machine of old maps and cereal boxes. Can't wait for the guys to see them for the wedding!
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer
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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