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Great Book of Spoon Carving Patterns

Detailed Patterns & Photos for Decorative Spoons

Author - David Western
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Carve symbolic romantic lovespoons!

Great Book of Spoon Carving Patterns is perfect for carvers of any skill level to learn the traditional art form of carving lovespoons to express their romantic emotions! Featuring 5 bowl patterns and 75 original handle patterns to mix and match for hundreds of customizable carving designs, this book details the origins of each romantic wooden spoon and what they symbolize, from first date and courting spoons to wedding spoons.

Use a timeless tradition to express your one-of-a-kind love!
  • 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

Learn the traditional, hidden language of carving romance spoons to express your one-of-a-kind love!

Perfect for carvers of any skill level, this complete guide features 5 bowl patterns and 75 original handle patterns to mix and match for hundreds of customizable carving designs. 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! Author David Western is an industry expert in the art of lovespoon carving, and his passion will inspire both beginner and intermediate carvers to enjoy the charm and satisfaction of this historic craft.

More Information
Weight 1.337500
Series None
Pages 144
Size 8.5" x 11" x .37"
Author David Western
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David Western constantly endeavors to expand the artistic boundaries of lovespoon carving. David was born in Cardiff, Wales, and now resides in Victoria, B.C., Canada. A self-taught carver, David graduated from the London College of Furniture with certification in cabinetmaking and advanced furniture design. He also holds a degree in education from the University of British Columbia. While running a cabinetmaking shop in Victoria, David's casual interest in Welsh lovespoons grew into an overwhelming passion. Carving lovespoons to order is now his livelihood. David also teaches lovespoon carving at Camosun College in Victoria. David specializes in complicated and delicate Celtic knotwork. He also draws ideas from Art Deco, Northwest Coast First Nations, and Islamic art forms when creating his unique designs. He keeps a foot firmly in tradition though: each of his spoons is handcarved from a single piece of wood. All of David's spoons also demonstrate the deep passion and commitment that separate genuine lovespoons from mere souvenirs.

A beautifully photographed, concise step-by-step guide to lovespoon and decorative spoon making. Includes usable templates and engaging historical context. Appealing to woodworkers of all skill levels. Jason Weymouth,
With inspiring photos and detailed step-by-step instructions, this book will take you on a wonderful journey into the art of decorative spoon carving. Thomas Regnier, Founder, Just Simply Wood Company (
David Western's latest book will teach you how to carve with confidence. No spoon carver should be without it. Kaylee Schofield, Editor of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine