Neck Ties have a very long history, having first been identified in use by the Chinese in 221BC. There is much evidence that ties of all sorts have been in and out of fashion since that time. Any portrait of kings such as Charles I, and King Louis XIV of France will show the popularity of this fashion accessory.
With the advent of the ďfrugal financial phaseĒ upon us at present, the use of recycled materials is becoming very popular. To that end, menís ties are now being snapped up in Opportunity Shops and at Charity Stalls all over the world. These silken, luscious items make great additions to the crazy quilts and art quilts alike.
So what can you do with a mans tie? Iíve had a long surf over the net and have come up with a number of ideas (mostly free) for you to consider. Enjoy!
A Quilt made from menísí ties
a neck tie quilt from Lovetoknow
Bliss Tree article on quilting memory quilts from neckties
a great blog article on using neckties in your craft
a great article on neckties from Penny Halgren
a showcase of tie quilts
an array of fabulous quilts including a quilt made from ties.
Richards Tie Quilt
Quilts from ties, handkerchiefs and Shirts.Ideal for memory quilts
Commissioned tie pillows
l Silk Tie quilts
Ties that bind quilt
Making menís tie quilts from Crafster
Ask Granny about quilts made from Neck Ties
Curtain tiebacks made from neck ties
community ties project
All About bow ties
Interview to download about historic quilts
How to make a neck tie quilt
Sourcing crazy quilting materials including menís ties
Federation tie Quilts
Wildlife quilt pattern from Quilts With Style