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