InstructionsThis project was a lot of trial & error...just give it a whirl!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Retro / Vintage
Collected necties, fabric, batting.
What was your inspiration?
A woman had been saving her husbands ties. This collection began in 1937, and included almost 50 ties. She selected the background color and border, and we worked together to select the ties. Her husband was quite dashing!
What are you most proud of?
She was thrilled with the result. When I dropped it off at her house, she couldn't take her eyes off of it! Those ties held so many wonderful memories for her, it was an honor to be trusted with her collection. Now she has it displayed in her home and she shares her memories with everyone who sees it!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This project required a lot of hand basting and stitching. The layout was completely trial and error. The colors, shapes & textures of these ties were so varied that putting them together in a cohesive way was challenging. It was very much like piecing a puzzle.