Next Event: Voices in Cloth, March 22 and 23, 2014 at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, California.
I "weld" together upcycled neckties and other repurposed materials to make an individual expression you can wear or carry as a bag. The pieces are fun, unique and glamorous. Most of the neckties are silk though some are vintage polyester, cotton, wool, rayon, and sometimes acetate. Other materials I use are pieces of vintage jewelry and trims, antique buttons, repurposed leather and fabric, salvaged belts, and thread (pretty much the only new material.)
There are a lot of discarded or unloved items out there just waiting to be reborn. Rumpelsilkskin designs are my way to make fun and beautiful items using materials we already have.
Here is a local newspaper article about hats that includes some of my goodies.