Saturday, February 7, 2009

Necktie Valentines

This fun idea is from Craft Stylish (thanks to Cindy for sending me the tutorial link)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Glam Frocks

Fun dress from the Junky Styling show at last year's London Fashion Week, as seen on Treehugger (I only now found the photo).
"This strapless dress was made of men's ties and tartan, sewn together, into a long gown with a swishy skirt."

And some amazing designs were showcased on WhipUp (thanks Aimee for the link).
Etsy seller Glamarita makes ball gowns from men's ties


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tie Seats

The idea of upholstering furniture in neckties fascinates me.

Mag Ruffman has a tutorial on her site, Tool Girl.

The DIY Network also has a tutorial.

Diane from Della Mano Designs teaches a class in Maine (more info here).

If you want to buy a chair with its seat already woven, Globalicious has several available in her Etsy store (this one is a rocking chair)

There are no rules that weaving has to be in a straight line.
If the avant garde is more your cup of tea, perhaps you'll be inspired by this Art Chair by Tracy Deramus.
Daddy's Fattys Armchair was created by weaving vintage neckties onto a vintage Harry Bertoia chair.

I previously posted about Alabama Chanin's woven chair seats.

You can always upholster without weaving.
Necktie Upholstery
Inspiration from Country Living Magazine, March 2008
Sandy Stone used vintage neckties stitched to a foundation backing to upholster a 1950's chair.
Recycled inspiration

This amazing ottoman was made by Meg Jewell