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Dot Bonnenfant - Heritage Paddles

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Rob Stevens, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    For your enjoyment;
    Dot Bonnenfant (Heritage Paddles) is an artisan who does pyrography and painted designs on canoe paddles.

    She posted a photo to FB of Judy Kavanagh's (Ottawa area women who does traditional stuff with natural materials, like she built a birchbark canoe about 20 years ago) delicate design on her paddle. Apparently people also apply this type of design by drawing, then scratching into the wood using a nail (!), then rubbing pigment into the lines, sand, stain (optional) and varnish.

    So many options for paddle decoration.

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