A Bit of Mystery

My name is Lois White

I was 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.
I started selling the bags & word got around about my creations, then I had people turning up with bags of ties for me.

Some of 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.


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