Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Calling all tiemakers

The rain it raineth. The trap it sleepeth. The moths they snore. I hope I get another night's work before Saturday, but meanwhile here is an appeal to any tiemaker, or friend of a tiemaker, who may chance on this.

I don't like ties, after years of having to wear them at school, but on special occasions I use this one, which I bought at a very excellent tie shop in the main square in Tallinn, the capital of Esonia, back in the 1990s. What I would really like, because of my habit of spilling soup etc, is a back-up one, but this time featuring moths.

I did go back to Tallinn a couple of years after getting this tie, but although the shop (in the corner, near the famous old apothecary's), had similar ones of aeroplanes, pigs, flowers etc, there were no moths. Anyway, there we are. This is my prayer. The internet is so vast and serendipitous, you never know. I will pay. Tomorrow to Saturday meanwhile, fingers crossed, I will return to the hunt.

6 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

There is a food blogger in Estonia whose English is perfect, I wonder if she might help you? Her blog is called 'nami-nami: a food blog'.

BTW, I arrived here from DDD.

MartinWainwright said...

Hi and thanks Toffeeapple (I like them very much...) 'll follow that up. All v best M

Katie said...

I've got some silk paints and you can buy readymade plain silk ties, so... Maybe a tie with hawkmoths on it?

MartinWainwright said...

Definitely Katie! If that's an offer I eagerly accept. If it's a DIY hint, I will set about my homework. Do let me know!

Much obliged

M

Katie said...

It was an offer! Any further specifications?

MartinWainwright said...

Fantastic! I will contact via your website. Hope this leads to an international tie-making empire...