Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ideas for Using Men's Ties by Jolee Tarbell

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!

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