Qiana – Geoffrey Beene Necktie Scarves Upcycled into Art Scarf- Canary Yellow and Jewel Colors, Tie #5
Geoffrey Beene is considered to have been one of the top designers in the world. The jewel toned necktie is one of his vintage designs. The yellow one is a Dupont tie with the Qiana trademarked fabric made out of nylon, both very silky. A great summer scarf, this upcycled piece feels cool and smooth. Two vintage ties have been recycled into an art scarf, with added appliqued decorations in similar materials. Both circles have a big, vintage leather black button in the middle. Both buttons have some scuffing on the surface. But, remember, the whole point of this is to reuse and to do it with pride! I found a nice bio on Geoffrey Beene with a video honoring his work: http://www.geoffreybeene.com/history.html If you are interested in fashion history, take a gander. Quite interesting! I belong to a textile and fiber art group and one of my friends had a big box of ties she was going to throw away if nobody took them. A couple of us went to the rescue! Length: 57″, 145 cm Width: 6″ at the widest, 15.5 cm I think this would look great on a guy, too. Be free! Free shipping worldwide. ________________ I run two wonderful handmade sites. Check them out: TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List www.tafalist.com Artizan Made www.artizanmade.com My site: www.rayela.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/RayelaArt
I have loved working with my hands since childhood and have tried many craft techniques, finally settling on the textile arts as my main form of expression. I like pulling bits and pieces together to make a greater whole, assembling textures on to a form. But, my bins of fabric are on hold for now as I recently discovered a new obsession, knitting! We'll see how all of these interests merge together over time... I have also sold supplies and tools that I purchase from traders or find in thrift stores. Textile remnants and printing blocks are two favorites I look for. So you might find these, along with what I make, in my shop.