Welsh Love Spoons

Love Spoons have been handcarved in wood to be given as gifts for centuries in Wales, and the tradition is now spreading around the globe as people look for a truly special way of celebrating a Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement, Birthday or just to say Thanks.

The custom of carving Welsh Love Spoons originated in the rural areas of Wales. As well as giving gifts of sweets and cakes, young men would carve an unique lovespoon for the object of their desire, with hearts and other symbols of love. As we are surrounded today by cheap mass-produced material goods, it is hard for us to imagine the importance that was given centuries ago to the making and giving of such tokens of affection. Read the full History of Welsh Lovespoons here

Click here to view our full range of Welsh Love Spoons, and to buy online.

ENGRAVING FREE OF CHARGE: Cadwyn offer a free engraving service of names, dates and even messages on hand carved Welsh Love Spoons in order to personalise your gift and make it totally unique. View a few examples of our Engraved Love Spoon service here.

SYMBOLS & MEANING: Traditionally, every effort was made to carve the love spoon out of a single piece of wood without any breaks or joins, and despite the obvious difficulties some remarkable work was achieved. This was particularly evident in the form of chains, links, 'balls in cages', knotwork nad other patterns. Over the years, many more symbols have been used with love spoons becoming more elaborate and decorative over the centuries. View the meanings of the most popular Symbols here.

Welsh Love Spoons

CARVERS: Cadwyn's range of Welsh lovespoons are hand carved in the south Wales valleys by a team of carvers, led by Paul Curtis. Paul discovered his love and talent for woodcarving when he was very young, and was taught the craft of Love Spoon carving by Gwyndaf Breeze, who is regarded as the greatest authority on the tradition of carving Welsh Love Spoons in Wales today. According to Gwyndaf, although the tradition of carving lovespoons is not unique to Wales, the quality of those produced here is among the best in the world, and the development of the spoon from a common kitchen utensil to the intricately carved design is an uniquely Welsh phenomenon. Read more about the Carvers of Welsh Lovespoons here

DELIVERY: Orders despatched within two working days!

Meanings & Symbols - Carvers - History - Pyro-Engraving

Click on one of the following categories to see our range of Lovespoons.

Copyright © 2021 | Anrhegion Cadwyn Gifts