- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hailing all bees! Anyone who likes the DIY look or is having a thoroughly DIY wedding –
When originally planning our wedding the first time round I wanted a mini bunting cake topper like you see on style me pretty, on blogs, in the magazines and everywhere on pinterest. Except I wanted one made from Harris Tweed.
If you’re unfamiliar Harris Tweed is a woven fabric made from wool either in plain colours, checks, herringbone… whatever your heart desires really! It’s an ancient fabric and protected by an act of government. The only tweed that can be called Harris Tweed has to be from sheep, mills and weavers on the isle of Lewis or Harris in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The industry almost died out but a few years ago addidas ordered A LOT and then all the big designers started featuring it. Real Harris Tweed is beautiful and always comes with the mark of the orb – the logo of the harris tweed authority proving it is genuine.
As My fiance is from the hebrides and we were having our wedding here it seemed a great wee idea to have some harris tweed elements in our wedding. When I found I couldn’t buy a harris tweed bunting cake topper I started making them and for a while ran a wee business on etsy and facebook selling them as well as other crafts and arty things.
I don’t run the business anymore and the etsy listings are all coming to an end of what is left in stock. Just wondering if anyone’s interested in them at a discounted price? I’d probably be giving them away anyway as they’re now just cluttering up my house! I’ve shipped to all corners of the globe so don’t worry about that!
You can view photos of them all here at my etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MathanBan
If anyone’s interested in any of them give me a shout and we can discuss a sale price.