About CatkinJane


After more than 10 years I have now taken the decision to move on from CatkinJane to the next adventure.
It has particularly been an honour to have been involved in so many couples’ wedding days, but now it the time for me to stop. The last wedding orders have now been sent out and I will be closing CatkinJane on the 10th July 2022
The online shop will be open for a little while longer with the few items I have already made in the workroom available at a reduced price, and as I find that my workroom is still full of wonderful Liberty fabrics these are now also available to buy through the website

Thank you to all my lovely customers – I’m going to miss you!


How CatkinJane started

The business first appeared in 2011 when I decided to leave behind the spread sheets and analysis of a career that had started in Operational Research and follow my passion for sewing.

The first hand-stitched ties were made in 2012 at the request of my brother-in-law who was struggling to find something different from the plains and stripes that were all that seemed to be available in the shops at the time.

After much research on suitable fabrics I decided on Liberty's tana lawns -  their fantastic range has everything from the famous florals and paisleys to fun prints, from classic to modern - there is a fabric to suit almost everyone's taste.

Now the ties make up the larger part of the business with hundreds of ties being made each year and shipped around the world.

Traditional hand-stitched ties

The ties are all carefully hand-stitched (not just hand-finished) traditionally made bias cut three-fold ties; the light weight tana lawn is lined with a plain lawn to give added body before being hand-rolled around specialist tie canvas to create their shape. If you want to know more about how the ties are made you can read about it here 


In addition to the current collection I  have in the past offered a custom service producing gentlemen's ties, pocket squares, cufflinks etc. for weddings and special occasions. Sadly due to time limitations I am now unable to offer this service

You can still see some of the joyful weddings which I have supplied the accessories for in the Real Weddings Gallery

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions I am always happy to help