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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bow tie blocks.

In my stash I have a swatch of curtain fabrics that I picked up somewhere ages ago. I put them through the washing machine last week to see how they would come out, and to my surprise, they didn't shrink or fade at all, despite the label advising to 'dry clean only'! I had a few ideas in my head about what I would do with them, but made a sudden decision tonight to use them as the base for my Bow Tie blocks. I'd pulled out all the ties that had been deconstructed, and had been looking through my stash for a suitable background fabric. This curtain fabric is ideal - the swatches are solid colours, but with a design woven through the fabric, and the sheen on the fabric complements the sheen on my ties. Here is what I did tonight: I got some more ties out to match up with the swatches - won't they look great! And there are masses of ties still to sort out and deconstruct...

3 comments:

Annie said...

Aren't you the clever one! That was a brilliant idea!

Joanne said...

Agreed- Brilliant!

Elisabeth said...

I have a big stock of silk ties I didn't really know what to do with, but uou gabe me an idea, I am going to do a sort of evening jacket, patchwork and lined, confortable to wear to read in the evening!!! Thank you
Liz