Date(s) - 15 Feb 2014 until 16 Feb 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tutor: Grace Young-Monaghan
If you’ve always wanted to have a go at wood carving this is your perfect opportunity.
A lovespoon is a wooden spoon decoratively carved that was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent. The spoon is normally decorated with symbols of love, and was intended to reflect the skill of the carver. The lovespoon is a traditional craft that dates back to the seventeenth century. Over generations, decorative carvings were added to the spoon and it lost its original practical use and became a treasured decorative item to be hung on a wall. In Wales the lovespoon was given to a young woman by her suitor. It was important for the girl’s father to see that the young man was capable of providing for the family and woodworking!
Over two days Grace will expertly guide you to design and carve your own unique wooden spoon. You will learn how to use wood carving gouges and a mallet to turn a chunk of sycamore into a beautiful and functional object for yourself or as a token of affection for your loved one.
Early Bird Fee: £75 / Standard Fee: £85
As this is such a popular workshop we will be running it twice. Once for Santes Dwynwen’s Day on the 25th and 26th January as well as this one for St. Valentine’s.
Bookings are closed for this event.