Welsh love spoons have been given as love tokens since the 17th century
According to Welsh folklore, these ornately carved love spoons are traditionally made from a single piece of wood as a love token for a sweetheart to show their affection and intentions for a loved one.
The earliest surviving example, displayed in the Welsh Folk museum in Cardiff, is dated around 1667, although the tradition dates back long before that. Love spoons are now given to commemorate weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings and many other special occasions. Using my own designs, I carve traditional and one-off love spoons out of lime wood, an indigenous species used for centuries for wood carving. All spoons are hand made by myself, using my own designs and finished to the highest quality using three grades of sandpaper then polished and waxed. Inside my shop you will find both traditional and more contemporary designs for sale or you could commission a bespoke love spoon for that special day. Current delivery times are approx. 2-3 weeks , 4-5 weeks for commissions . If you need it sooner then please let me know as I can usually fit you in.