Do you have a bag of men s ties stashed away somewhere, just waiting for a good project idea? You can stop wondering what to do with those ties that your dad or husband no longer wears. Use them to make pillows, lamp shades, wall quilts or art-to-wear. Create new treasures from old ties that are probably the same ones that you have given as gifts on Father s Day, birthdays and Christmas. Shirley Botsford s glorious book is packed with over 30 functional and keepsake projects. Included are full-size patterns, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus inspiration, ideas, tips and techniques to create even more.
The necktie is perhaps one of the most varied sources of interesting and unusual fabrics. Though some are notoriously ugly, many are good-looking, even stunning. They can often be had for very little money at thrift shops and yard sales--or for free right out of the back of the closet when their owner is tired of them. Noted crafter Shirley Botsford has transformed these variegated strips of silk, wool, cotton, and even polyester into a variety of items. The more than 30 projects include quilts, scarves, purses, vests, lampshades, pillows, covered boxes, Christmas stockings, and stuffed animals. From finding old ties and taking them apart to the step-by-steps of transforming them into all sorts of colorful objects,Daddy s Ties is full of charming ideas.