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Refashioned silk tie yo-yo scarf/wrap

Added Oct 18, 2010

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...






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.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Romantic

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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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