A Bit of Mystery
My name is Lois
born in Raetihi in 1955
I now live in a small town in the Waikato
with my partner Dave
I create upcycled handbags & other
craft items out of menís ties.
I am a
dressmaker by trade & never considered myself artistic, I
liked the idea of recycling & have always enjoyed browsing
opportunity shops, garage sales etc.
Like they say
someoneís junk is someone elseís treasure.
I purchased a
few ties one day while shopping, not even knowing what I was
going to do with them.
I made a bag
out of them & showed a few friends, the feedback was
great, so it was off shopping again.
started selling the bags & word got around about my
creations, then I had people turning up with bags of ties for
them had special ties they had kept when they lost their
partner so I was able to upcycle them into something they
could carry around with them.
My partner now asks what he should do
with my collection of ties if something should happen to me.
It is rather a large amount, so if he sells them I should have
a nice send off.
I guess I better get back to work. Itís
great to enjoy what you do & that someone gets a lot of
joy out of the result.
© 2013 The Barbed Wire
Gallery - All rights reserved