Carve symbolic romantic lovespoons!
Comprehensive guide to carving romantic wooden spoons to express meaningful messages
Over 60 patterns, most of them full-size, from five regions
Mix-and-match designs can be customized to help you make the perfect spoon for your love
Symbolic meaning of the motifs and the history of romantic spoon carving
Author David Western is a lovespoon industry expert and the author of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons and History of Lovespoons
Use a timeless tradition to express your one-of-a-kind love!
A popular practice that started in the 17th century among single men to court, wed, and gift to their beloveds, romantic spoon carving is a meaningful gesture that not only shows the carver's abilities, but also symbolizes a commitment to complete a difficult task. Great Book of Spoon Carving Patterns honors this enduring and romantic craft while showing you how to carve wooden lovespoons of your own!
First, you'll learn the traditional hidden language of carving romance spoons and what each motif and symbol represents. Then, you can either carve one of the more than 60 patterns provided or mix and match bowls, handles, and features to make your own original custom designs!
Perfect for carvers of any skill level, this complete guide features insightful sections on the history of romantic spoons, tools, materials, wood types, basic cuts, finishing, and safety, as well as a step‑by-step guide to carving a basic spoon for beginners. Whether you want to ask for a first date or carve a wedding spoon, this book includes information on the origins of each romantic wooden spoon design and what they symbolize. Explore and learn this traditional, romantic art form to express your love!
Author David Western is an industry expert in the art of lovespoon carving and is also the author of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons and History of Lovespoons. His passion will inspire both beginner and intermediate carvers to enjoy the charm and satisfaction of this historic craft.
Discover and enjoy a timeless craft that has been passed down over generations, with Great Book of Spoon Carving Patterns!