Wed By Hand

postcardWe will be in Ottawa this Sunday, with a table at Wed By Hand! We will have samples of our wood wedding albums, centrepiece ideas, branch candles, customizable wedding favours like our chopsticks sheathed in gorgeous , and our new wood bunting! Screen shot 2013-02-07 at 12.43.12 PM

Our bunting is made from scraps of wood veneer. Veneer is wood cut very thin, intended for applying to plywood structures to give the illusion of being made from solid wood - it is challenging to work with as it is prone to breaking, so it tends to create a lot of scrap or waste material. We happily adopt veneer scraps and the bunting is a lovely way to turn otherwise wasted material into the icing on your party cake! We use natural fish glue, made in Quebec, to apply the veneer triangles (with the grain running diagonally to minimize breakage) to biodegradable cotton butcher twine, also made in Canada. Once the bunting has seen its share of celebrations, it can be simply be composted or burned!

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Another goody we will be launching at Wed By Hand is our salvaged wood chopsticks, now available in vintage kimono scrap fabric holders, made for us by the wonderful Michelle of Simone's Rose. A lovely and light-on-the-planet wedding favour idea!