The Recycled Necktie Clutch is the perfect bag for going out! It’s 5″ x 8″ – big enough for keys, money, cell phone and lipstick – just the essentials! Great for an event on the town when you’re traveling light.
It’s handwoven using Men’s neckties and cotton yarn. The silky ties give it a wonderful texture, without being too bulky. And because the neckties always have a pattern, the resulting woven fabric is a rich blending of colors and designs.
The Recycled Necktie Clutch has a classic lining, with a pocket big enough for an ID and a credit card. The bag also includes a leash clip with a silky loop so it is comfortable around your wrist. Or you can remove the strap and slip it into a bigger purse. The zipper and accompanying necktie zipper pull provide easy (and cute!) access to the bag. The Clutch can be dry cleaned, if necessary.
All the Acton Creative handbags are handwoven on a 36″ wide manual loom – just like in Ye Olden Days. The process begins with tubes of yarn, carefully chosen per the pattern. Then comes a series of steps to set up the loom including measuring, threading, knotting and winding.
Once the loom is set up, shuttles are used to weave the fabric. Each strip of necktie material is carefully laid in to create a unique design. No two bags will look alike. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved creating it!