xoelle

rad bow ties for awesome humans!

Maryland, United States · 2139 Sales

xoelle

rad bow ties for awesome humans!

Maryland, United States 2139 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(497)

Announcement   handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2016

handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!

Laura Plouzek

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Laura Plouzek

best. dad. ever. woven label
US$3.00
dad dad daddio woven label
US$3.00
best dressed woven label
US$3.00
awesome die cut woven label
US$3.00
rad dad woven label
US$3.00
bow ties are cool woven label
US$3.00
xoelle swatchbook - fabric samples
US$5.00
bow tie making kit- Fathers Day
US$15.00
bow tie making kit- bow ties are cool
US$15.00
bubblegum & teal madras freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
aqua & grey madras freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
hunter tartan plaid bow tie- green
US$36.00
good ol' plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
Americana plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
hometown plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
happy place freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
plum plaid bow tie- grey
US$36.00
regal green freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(497)
Christina Boggs

Christina Boggs on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Incredible tie, incredible service, Laura is hugely responsive and a pleasure to do business with. This is the 5? 6? bow tie I've purchased from her. They're all lovely!

Francisco Chavira

Francisco Chavira on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Omg where do I even start with xoelle. All I have to say is if you are on the fence, just do it. Her ties are one of a kind and there is nothing out there like hers. Love her so much!

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Updates

First batch of "dad" labeled bow ties of the season going out today! Father's Day flair!!

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dad dad daddio woven label
US$3.00
I love it when they're all stacked up like this. Sweet peach for the wedding season win!
Mega love.

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About

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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  • laura

    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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