Refashioned silk tie yo-yo scarf/wrap

Added Oct 18, 2010

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...

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Description

Yep, more silk men’s ties were recycled for this project, I’ve not grown out of my silk tie obsession just yet. I used yo-yos from about 14 deconstructed neckties for this scarf, including some rather posh designer ones (Lanvin, daaarling). It measures about 100cm long and 35cm wide.

I reckon there are about 120 or so yo-yos the size of a tea light in this one, plus a few slightly larger ones. The scarf/wrap is very light and warm and drapes nicely; it’s long and wide enough to serve as a wrap over a dress as well. A LOT of hours went into this scarf – a very labour intensive project!

The black jacket is from Zara.

Material Notes

14 or so silk ties, thread.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Romantic
Material
Silk

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    Oct 24, 2010, 06.10 PMby flosiepoos

    Thanks for all the lovely compliments – and from such talented and creative people as well!

    After doing a bit of maths I have estimated the scarf took about 40-50 hours to make from start to finish, although I didn’t make it in one sitting (clearly). But it was indeed fun, from scouring the local charity shops for pretty ties to making the yo-yos while watching car-crash TV!

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    Oct 23, 2010, 07.52 PMby tammysueatmoss

    It must have been fun making it.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 10.37 AMby miss-g

    This is gorgeous. Must have taken a while to put together.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 09.46 AMby elyzampa

    That’s really creative! Love it! :)

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.50 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love seeing modern items made with yoyos, great job, the colours are wonderful too.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 03.57 AMby kelepso

    Interesting piece. Very artistic!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 02.48 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Wow, very cool! I love it!

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