Finally! I finally get to share the Christmas presents that I made this year. I plan on dragging this out as long as humanly possible because I’m pretty proud of all that I made. Besides, isn’t the very nature of a blog to share yourself with the world? Well, settle in and get comfortable it’s going to be a long ride.
I embroidered the tie above for my cousin in Toronto. I got the tie at Goodwill and I had originally planned on painting it, but decided that embroidery was a better way to go. Each circle has a Morse Code message that I embroidered. I really like the idea that words have power. My intent is for my cousin to have good thoughts around him when he wears the tie.
I didn’t really have a plan of attack when I started this. I had my message all written out in Morse Code and just started in. I used French knots as the dots and a small stitch for the dashes. The nice thing about the tie is that I sewed only the top layer of the tie, so from the back, you can’t see any threads. It gave it a nice polished look. I don’t know how often my cousin will wear this tie, but it was definitely fun to do. I think I will try this again some day.
I put a less than subtle message on the back of the tie. No translation needed here.