Love Spoon Carving Workshop

Date(s) - 25 Jan 2014 until 26 Jan 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Benches & Carving Nov 2010 015 Cariad Lovespoon19

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!

Everyone is aware that 14th February equals Valentines, but did you know Wales actually has two days for lovers? We also have our very own Patron Saint of Lovers, called Santes Dwynwen, celebrated on 25th January. This workshop is taking place on Santes Dwynwen’s day and the day after.

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 repeating it again two weeks later for St Valentine’s Day.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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