I was recently inspired by a speaker, Jolee Tarbell, at an American Sewing Guild meeting. She showed us dozens of projects made from men's ties. She uses only 100% silk. She deconstructs some ties, but others she uses as is. Above is a tree skirt on the floor (using ties-as is) and a crazy quilt (using tie pieces).
These are all tie scraps, fused with interfacing, pieced and framed.
Sorry for the blurry picture, but I love her jacket with a print tie sewn around the neck.
This is a vest with dyed lace over a tie.
Other ideas included scarves, belts, padded hanger, collars, ruched and gathered trims for garments and purses. Amazing!