Product ID: 1108 $24.99
Available 2021/04/13 Fox Chapel Publishing
8.5 X 11.0 in 144 pg
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Carving
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.
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.