Perhaps you remember the vintage style peek-a-boo ties I made for the boys in our wedding. I’m hoping you do, and I’m also hoping you were wondering to yourself “How can I get one of those ties?” because I’m about to start production of a limited run that will be finished in time for Valentines Day. I’m limiting this particular run to two girls:
and Mary Jane
Today I received some of the silk brocades that I will be using as the main bodies of the ties. It is surprisingly difficult to find good tie pattern fabrics and I was a little disappointed that the bottom two pieces in this picture were only remnants that didn’t turn out to be big enough to make a tie. The black maze pattern is still quite nice, and Nick says it’s his favorite anyway.
There’s one more piece still on its way to me and that one I also have high hopes for, here’s a photo from the website I purchased it at.
In addition I’m going to look around locally for some solid colors, probably a black or silver and a nice deep red. As I finish the ties I’ll be posting them in my shop on ArtFire but if you know you’ll be wanting to purchase one don’t hesitate to let me know ahead of time and I’ll make sure you get it in time for the holiday. If you have a particular color in mind, even if it’s not one of the colors I mentioned, let me know and I’ll see what I can find in the fabric stores.
These ties will be made using the screens we burned for our wedding and once I finish this run of ties I will be washing out the screens. However, if you don’t manage to pick up one of the girls from this set, or if you had your heart set on one of the other two girls, don’t despair. I’m going to be doing some small revisions to the art in order to fine tune the screens and once I’ve finished them I will be burning new more permanent screens and bringing the full set to my store.