Intro to Spoon Carving – Lovespoon

Like spoons? You’ll love this.

In folk museums and heritage craft collections throughout Europe and the UK , you can sometimes see versions of these charming ‘Lovespoons’- some with one or two hearts carved out of their handles.

The traditional lovespoon was made by a man who gave it to his beloved in order to show his skills and commitment. Her father would also have been able to see the man’s craftsmanship.

Some of them are full of complex symbolism. A lock denoting security, a cross for faith, horseshoes for luck, bells for marriage and some including interlinked chains.

As a ‘pastime’, many hours were spent on them and sailors  passed their free time embellishing them with mermaids and anchors.

Our versions have been devised by Jon Hall, a talented professional carver who teaches our one day ‘Intro to woodcarving’.

In one day, you will learn how to create a spoon from Lime wood- a traditional seasoned hardwood that holds detail and is a pleasure to carve with a cut out decoration detail in the handle. This can be a heart, but if you have an idea for a simple design, we can try and make this possible too.

Your spoon will be a gift to keep for yourself or give to your loved one.

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sun 02/07/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING - LOVESPOON 1 day £125 Brand new course! Introductory price. Details Register
Sun 17/09/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING - LOVESPOON 1 day £125 Brand new course! Introductory price. Details Register
Sun 03/12/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRO TO SPOON CARVING - LOVESPOON 1 day £125 Brand new course! Introductory price. Details Register

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