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post #16 of 18
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Patterns: Too conservative. Too boring. May I refer you to PimpDaddy.com for some more exciting ideas? Shape: No shape. Shape Boring. May I refer you to Kabbaz Shirtmakers for some more exciting shapes. I like the text idea. Perhaps you could print "Directions for Tying" there. Other than that, both ties are swell.
I actually like the idea of printed tie directions (in text or in figures) on a bowtie, both sides.
post #17 of 18
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How can you adjust while tying? I don't know that that's possible. The only one I have, a Robert Talbott I happened upon at a thrift shop, has a slider thing to adjust it. Some others I've found have buckles. None are without an adjuster. I like the shape on the left better, but I may never actually wear one for the rest of my life, for all I know.
Some also have buttons.
post #18 of 18
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I think this did answer my question. It's rare enough that I have someonw who wants a bowtie so I will save a bit of silk from each pattern and allow folks to request a bowtie in the shape/length they want. Sewing a bowtie is well with in my abilities in cutting and sewing. I didn't train at A&S but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. ..forthcoming patterns - Yes there some polka dots, there are some giant herringbones (we call'm stairsteps), some stripes, some paisleys, some solids, several more cashmere/silk blends, some medallions... there are going to be 42-45 patterns in this release depending on a few that can't be done that our weaver is attempting anyway. I'm looking forward to the show because there are some silks in this batch I need others to hold and examine in order to describe them well. Some of these silks (especially for the unlined 7's) are incredibly dense - like 220-250 picks/cm dense so that you can rub a fingernail back and forth without snagging them. We found a new weaver for some of these and he is just what I've been after - a guy with decades of experience in the largest Como mills who was sick, tired and frustrated with being restrained by price and practicality concerns who had some fabulous ideas for us. Some silks you see these days are literally run off in lengths of thousands of meters per day. Some of these take a couple hours to do a meter. All silks are naturally hand dyed, hand finished etcetera. We're holding our breath on the subjective aspects (is it pretty) but on the technical side this is easily our best work to date. Jill has (IMHO) a fabulous eye for mixing colors in interesting ways (using a different colored warp to bring out certain effects when it bends) and she had a lot of fun with some of these. I will be flying to Italy from the 26th to the 1st to pick up everything and bring it back. We'll do photography/editing on the 1st and 2nd and on the 4th we'll flip the switch on the rewrite of the website. Apologies on the website - we're redoing everything and fixing some broken links between our shipping/payment system. I discovered about 8 more orders last night that had disappeared into the system so I need to do some "Sorry." notes and packing today. We're also setting up to take credit cards directly and other minor things since some dislike paypal. ... now my main problem is hiring help, working on that. Demand kinda outgrew us (good problem) but we can't slip up because of it. We'll run some show specials the weekend of the 4th.
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