Rosemary Goodenough was asked to design a Tie by a Tiewearer who was bored by his enormous wardrobe of Ties as they were ultimately just small variations on a simple theme. After a few weeks she realised that designing a Tie is a jolly complicated business and an area of expertise unknown to her. She was also becoming bored by the minute changes available to her on such a narrow form so, on the verge of giving up decided to think more about the structure of a Tie and why it looked the way it did. This led to enormously complicated attempts to get knots to be contrasting colours by tying the tie in a particular way and it simply didn’t work because of the need to take account of necksizes. At that stage however she felt she was venturing down a more interesting route and so then designed the ‘Knots’ in different colours as separate pieces rather like an accessory for an accessory! She also wanted her Ties to have seams at the side rather than back and a very simple but smart tab for the narrow blade to be tucked into if so wished.