I was admiring some ties at the store earlier in the week. As a result, I got to thinking how difficult it is to make a tie, or even how you would do such a thing. Suddenly I got the idea to try and make a tie myself; however I have no clue where to start. I saw an explanation of sorts on the Mulberrywood custom ties web site, but I was left with some questions, such as how many yards of fabric are required for one tie, what kind of silk fabric is best, how wide does the fabric have to be, where to buy a tie pattern for cutting, etc. So I thought I'd post my question here and see if anyone could point me to some resources or provide me some insight? I spent a good couple of hours last night on Google and other various search avenues, but I was not able to come up with any concrete information, other than common methods of tie production using machines, etc. I'd really like to learn how to handcraft a tie; think it would be a good skill to have and would love to be able to make custom ties for my brothers and father. Many thanks in advance!