Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Re-purposing neckties, by Nancy Gamon

~It's Day 12 of our 12-part series on quilts made from neckties!~
From her studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nancy Gamon transforms vintage neckties, clothing, and remnants into a whole range of decor and apparel items. One of the most creative textile artists we've seen, Nancy Gamon's work has been featured in Altered Couture; 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse; and in a recent exhibit at NVISION.  Here are two examples of her ingenious creations.

Catch, 26.5 x 20.5, by Nancy Gamon, at Nancy Gamon

"Catch", shown above, was made with vintage neckties, thread, and interfacing, and backed with artists canvas.

Necktie Hanging, 16 x 20", by Nancy Gamon, as seen at Nancy Gamon on Flickr

We love the improvisational appearance of this colorful wall hanging, which was made with about a dozen vintage neckties. At her online boutique at nancygamon.etsy.com you can find ruffled scarves, jewelry (check out her recycled-necktie cuff bracelets), fiber bowls, and other amazing creations. At her photostream, you can also see a photo of Nancy Gamon with her fabric stash (click here) !


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