Celtic Carved Lovespoons
Centuries ago, ardent young Welshmen began the tradition of creating beautiful wooden spoons, carved with appropriate romantic symbols, to give to the girl of their dreams. 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, revealing the techniques involved in creating these highly prized objects and show absolute beginners how to design and fashion lovespoons of their own. Step-by-step instructions on recreating the traditional symbols and what they mean, a portfolio of patterns, a check list of tools, tips on wood, craftsmanship, aids and finishing. and equipment plus a gallery of lovespoons carved by the authors.
DetailsAuthor: Sharon Littley & Clive Griffin
Photographs: 155 colour photographs