Presentation on theme: "W OOD -C RAFT : L OVESPOONS. W HAT IS A L OVESPOON ? A wooden spoon carved to show that you loved someone! If you wanted to marry them you would give."— Presentation transcript:
W HAT IS A L OVESPOON ? A wooden spoon carved to show that you loved someone! If you wanted to marry them you would give them a lovespoon
WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? They first started this tradition all the way back in the 17 th Century!! That’s the sixteen hundreds It began as a plain spoon But over time people started adding their own decorations and carvings to them to make them pretty and unique! This is much prettier!!
T HE FIRST LOVESPOON !! The first lovespoon we have is from Wales It is displayed in the St Fagans National History Museum and it is from all the way back in 1667, THAT MEANS IT IS 346 YEARS OLD! This is it!
S YMBOLS Lovespoons needed to be pretty and have lots of thought put into them. So each symbol carved into them would have a different meaning:
A NCHOR Sailors used to carve them at sea for their girlfriends back home so they used to put anchors there to show what they worked as.
O THERS ARE MORE OBVIOUS Horseshoe is for luck Hearts are for love Bells are for marriage Crosses were for faith Wheels were to show support for your loved one A lock was to show security
H OW ARE THEY MADE ? There are three basic stages to making a love spoon: 1. Design