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So... I made a tie.

post #1 of 123
Thread Starter 
I've made a couple of ties earlier, and can really recommend this highly meditative pastime, especially if you live a pretty stressed out life. I'm quite aware it's not Drakes level (yet), but think it's quite a good effort. Your input and thoughts are appreciated though.

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post #2 of 123
Impressive. Nice work. Can I ask how you went about learning?
post #3 of 123
Indeed, this is very impressive. Its also something that I've been toying with doing some time. Details on the process would be much appreciated.
post #4 of 123

Very cool.  I like the creativity and initiative. 

post #5 of 123
Nice fabric. How much did you need and how long did it take?
post #6 of 123
Thread Starter 
I've actually learned by trial and error. If you want a guide this is a pretty good one, although I don't follow it all the way through. Next tie I make I'll try to document the whole process and post it in this thread.

As for the fabrics used, it's mainly merino wool with cotton tipping (no lining).
Edited by EFV - 9/10/11 at 5:39am
post #7 of 123
Great, I thought so about the guide. I was just looking at it.
post #8 of 123
This is really nice!

Waiting for the next one and documentation of the project...
post #9 of 123
Very nice! Where did you get your material?
post #10 of 123
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Originally Posted by Sonny58 View Post

Very nice! Where did you get your material?

Thank you! I bought it from a local shop here in Malmö, Sweden. I have been raiding da interwebz for fabrics earlier, but it's always an advatage if you can feel the quality of the cloth beforehand.
post #11 of 123
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


Thank you! I bought it from a local shop here in Malmö, Sweden. I have been raiding da interwebz for fabrics earlier, but it's always an advatage if you can feel the quality of the cloth beforehand.

Yes, I would imagine that feeling (and seeing) the material first hand would be best.
post #12 of 123
OT - where did you get your mannequin?
post #13 of 123
Nice work - keep it up and wear in good health.
post #14 of 123
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

OT - where did you get your mannequin?

Thank you everyone for the nice words.

I bought the mannequin from a tailor in Stockholm. They're kind of hard to come by (at least if you want a classic one with a bit of ageing) unfortunately. But if you want good looking ones that are completely new, I'd suggest Stockman.
post #15 of 123
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