A couple of weeks ago I found this wool souvenir scarf (?) thing at the thrift store and though that it would make some neat bowties. It featured illustrated scenes from Scotland: Robbie Burns' castle, the Sir Walter Scot Residence, University of Edinburgh etc., plus lots of lovely thistles. I'm really happy with how the ties turned out. Depending on which side faces out, you can identify the Scottish theme, or you can just enjoy some little snippets of the drawings.