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The History of Romantic Love Carving

The History of Romantic Love Carving

Lovespoon carver shares the story behind a traditional token of affection By Dave Western Throughout Europe from the early 1600s to the turn of the 20th century, it became popular for young men to make and give gifts to the young women who had captured their hearts. The most popular […]

by January 16, 2023 Features, Patterns & Projects
Strop Talk – Issue Six

Strop Talk – Issue Six

Welcome to the¬†sixth issue of Strop Talk! We are dedicated to bringing you new, fun, and informative content in each of our Strop Talk e-newsletters. Combined with our magazine, website, and online forum, Strop Talk is another way to help keep the creativity flowing and the carving knives sharp all […]

by April 28, 2017 News
Daffodil Lovespoon

Daffodil Lovespoon

This spoon is rich with symbols of spring, luck, and love By Sharon Littley and Clive Griffin Lovespoons have been carved for centuries in Europe and Scandinavia. They are thought to have been invented as a courtship ritual; young men would carve spoons to impress the young women they desired. […]

by April 10, 2017 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Carving a Traditional Lovespoon

Carving a Traditional Lovespoon

Classic heart design is a great project for novice carvers By David Western This simple design is the pattern I use with beginner carvers in my lovespoon carving classes. Although it is a straightforward design, it contains several elements that will assist new carvers in learning important carving techniques. Shaping […]

by January 16, 2010 Patterns & Projects