The folk craft of craving and giving lovespoons has been around in wales since the 17th century. The lovespoon centre is dedicated to offering a first class service, world wide. What size board should i ask them to cut for me for most. Friendly and approachable as well as massively knowledgeable about all things to do with wooden love spoons, get in touch with sharon to discuss possible course dates and. Heres a photo of the box which is perfect for gifts. Welsh love spoons make wonderful personalised,engraved wooden welsh gifts and may be. Tools are for women too how to carve a welsh love spoon. As you all probably know by now, im from wales and in this small country theres an old tradition that involves love.
Removing the excess from the block that the welsh love spoon was traced on could take many hours of time by the original carvers of this art style. The welsh seem to take things several steps further with this spoon design. Special occasion spoons this collection contains spoons to celebrate special occasions such as weddings and christenings. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Learn to create beautiful lovespoons, handcarved symbols of affection popular for centuries. All of kens welsh love spoons are hand carved from lime wood,then stained lightdark,waxed twice and then polished. Sailors would spend time at sea making these for their intended sweethearts, who was hopefully waiting patien tly for them on a far away shore. Created by the young man as a present for his intended bride, the intricacies and themes carved on the spoons handle had symbolic meanings. The lovespoon is a traditional welsh custom dating back to the 17th century, where men would gather their creative talents and carve a decorative wooden spoon for a chosen lady as a symbol of their love and affection. Celtic designs click image to view the printable full size pattern.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Love and luck together making for a strong relationship 9. Due to the intricate designs, lovespoons are no longer used as functioning spoons and are now decorative craft items. Celtic dragon with bells, daffodils, date and initials. Welsh love spoons silicone mold nonstick food grade mold, fondant mold the welsh guard of the british army collectors silver plated spoon. Welsh love spoons patterns classic carving patterns. Celtic spoon with heart and integral keyhole and horseshoe. You can place your order on our web site or you can contact on 07598282888 we are available 7 days a week. The custom of carving welsh love spoons originated in the rural areas of wales. The love spoon was given to a young women by her cariad suitor to show the girls father that the young man was capable of. Welsh love spoons, celtic knots, and contemporary favorites fox. A lovespoon is a wooden spoon decoratively carved that was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent. Open hearts welsh lovespoon everlasting welsh love spoon forged in pewter. The links to the basic techniques to welsh love spoon carving our posted on my blog at.
Wood carving and love spoons creative, craft and artisan. Welsh love spoons, celtic knots, and contemporary favorites fox chapel publishing. This particular spoon comes from a welsh design and is much more than just a wooden eating utensil. Carving love spoons is a welsh tradition that goes back to the 1500s. All of the wooden welsh love spoons may be personalised by pyroengraving them by hand with a message andor a couple of names and a date. Welsh love spoons tea towel lamont 100% cotton yellow brown advertising tourism. Back in the days before writing paper was as plentiful as it is today, special meanings were displayed through hand carvings. Welsh love spoons pattern and decoration chip carving queer art wood creations how to. Each spoon can be pyro engraved with your very own special message to create a unique and personalised welsh love spoon. As well as giving gifts of sweets and cakes, young men would carve an unique lovespoon for the object of their desire, with hearts and other symbols of love. How to successfully carve a welsh love spoon feltmagnet. Welsh love spoons have been given as love tokens since the 17th century according to welsh folklore, these ornately carved love spoons are traditionally made from a single piece of wood as a love token for a sweetheart to show their affection and intentions for a loved one. I produce bespoke commissioned welsh love spoons, generic love spoons and small love spoon favours as well as other items of decorative art. May 28, 2015 welsh love spoons pattern package download.
Welsh lovespoons are hand made wooden spoons that are made from one piece of wood and designed and decorated according to the carvers imagination. As we are surrounded today by cheap massproduced material goods, it is hard for us to imagine the. Woodworking allows you to show off your carpentry skills. In this part of the world a love spoon is traditionally carved from wood and presented as a gift of romantic intent. Young men would spend hours carving intricate designs into a wooden spoon in. Special occasion spoons welsh love spoons by adam king. Free engraving on all our engravable welsh love spoons welsh love spoons for every occasion. The love spoon is normally decorated with various symbols of love and were traditionally intended to showcase the skills of the carver. Originally made by young men during the long winter nights or by young men on long sea voyages, they were carved to express that young man. Welsh love spoons have long been a traditional gift from a young man to his true love. Welsh love spoons, hand carved love spoons from wales. The spoon is normally decorated with symbols of love, and was intended to reflect the skill of the carver. Click here to download the traditional love spoon pattern. Welsh love spoons pattern package download welsh love.
A cardboard version of this traditional celtic craft. Simply choose the welsh love spoon and then personalise it with words of your choice. Author of the book celtic carved lovespoons, sharon is a well known for her wonderful and unique lovespoons, a traditional welsh gift. Irish designs plus two mix and match unit pages to create your own unique spoon pattern. Bought as a wedding gift and this was the one that the couple had requested on their gift list send out to guests. They are carved from wood and given as tokens of love. Welsh love spoons are decoratively carved wooden spoons that are often presented as a gift of romantic intent.
Welsh love spoons are a wonderful style of wood carving that began in the mid 1600s as a courtship gift. Welsh love spoons, celtic knots and contemporary favorites by shirley adler, harley refsal, e. The giving and receiving of lovespoons between lovers, friends and family is a welsh custom that. Love spoons are a welsh tradition dating back to the mid1600s.
Please wash your hands and practise social distancing. This manual provides an introduction to the fascinating world of carved spo. Love spoons are traditionally carved from one piece of wood and you will note a sailing theme that runs throughout many of the carved symbols. The free pattern package download zip file for the patterns are posted on our pattern website home page at art designs studio. St valentines day 4 st davids day 3 mothers day 9 britain 14 cut and stick 56. Historical fiction, nonfiction books, renaissance, this book, english, traditional. Our beautiful range of welsh love spoons can be offered in a gift box if required to enhance the gift. Lovespoons are still presented as tokens of affection and good luck today, and in this book two leading practitioners explain the background of their craft. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Vintage cillacraft welsh love spoon carved wood heart from wales. Centuries ago, ardent young welshmen began the tradition of creating beautiful wooden spoons, carved with appropriate romanitc symbols, to give to the girl of their dreams. Carving a traditional love spoon woodcarving illustrated. Did not choose this one to purchase for them myself. These delightful wood carved spoons are now featured in our new pattern package with over 40 full size lora s.509 732 728 277 1231 26 701 544 559 356 740 1012 1116 1375 1367 1120 1478 1044 145 467 962 269 1045 167 1458 255 1490 954 386 1077 612 985 1010 472