The Lovespoon Workshop
The Thomas family are in the process of moving our website our website to wordpress so our full range of designs can be enjoyed by all online. In the meantime you can still find us by using our website www.thelovespoonworkshop.com all lovespoons that are available on this website have been handcarved by the Thomas family at The Lovespoon Workshop. We hope to have the move completed within the next few months allowing us to bring much more of our lives at The Lovespoon Workshop to a digital audience.
The 17th century Welsh tradition of carving wooden spoons as a token of affection and love continues in Wales today. Often much time is dedicated to designing and making intricate lovespoons from wood. Lovespoons are used to record various special occasions, including engagements, anniversaries, weddings and births. Today the lovespoon can be used to acknowledge a friend or loved one. It also serves as a unique reminder of a special time spent visiting Wales.
The Evolving Lovespoon Tradition
Lovespoons vary greatly in their intricacy, from the plain and simple to the elaborate and complicated but all have a story to tell. The Welsh lovespoon has an ability to adapt and evolve. It can cater for makers of greatly varied ability levels and recipients who have greatly varied tastes. A simple heart and bowl design can be as meaningful to the recipient as one that has numerous hours of toil. The making of a lovespoon can give true meaning to the idea of a labour of love. Styles used when designing a lovespoon can be equally diverse, from traditional, to Celtic, to more modern. Unlike other areas of modern life few rules are needed and applied when it comes to the making of a lovespoon.