Continuing the 17th century
Welsh lovespoon tradition
in Wales today.
Welcome to The Lovespoon Workshop online, the home of genuine Welsh lovespoons that have been hand carved by The Thomas Family at The Lovespoon Workshop, near Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales since 1975. Continuing the 17th century Welsh lovespoon tradition in Wales today and sharing it with the wider world.
Our Online Lovespoon Shop
Through The Lovespoon Workshop online, we bring you our unique range of traditional hand carved Welsh lovespoons. All of our lovespoons are handmade from wood from sustainable sources, we pride ourselves on being an eco business.
We hope you will enjoy our range of lovespoons that we have lovingly handcaved for you, all available to be personalised as a beautiful keepsake or a wonderful way to record that special occasion, just for you. To check out our full range of online love spoons follow the link below or use the drop down menu above. Enter coupon code ‘lovespoons5’ for £5 discount on all lovespoon orders valued above £100.
The Lovespoon Workshop Bespoke Lovespoon Service
We are dedicated specialists in the field of Welsh love spoons so if you are looking for something a little different use the link below for our Bespoke Love Spoon Service and feel free to share your design ideas with us.
(Update on coronavirus (covid-19) from The Lovespoon Workshop. Our family workshop is now open to visitors, however, we are limiting numbers in the workshop at any given time. We advise all to contact us by email or telephone by calling 01834 812152 before travelling. Group visits can also be arranged by email or telephone but group numbers are limited due to social distancing. Access is limit to only part of the workshop. Our WEBSITE is OPEN for business as usual, please be aware that delivery might take a few days longer than normal but all lovespoons are available online as normal and all services, including our bespoke lovespoon service remain OPEN as usual. Thank you all for supporting our family workshop at this difficult time. Stay safe, best wishes from us all here at The Lovespoon Workshop.)
How you can make your own Welsh Lovespoons
Interested in making your own welsh lovespoons? The Check out our dedicated page on ‘How to make YOUR own Welsh Lovespoons’ for a variety of FREE resources to help you learn wood carving and lovespoon carving by following the link below.
Follow the Link below to check out our official YouTube channel. Ideal for anyone who is interested in learning wood carving and how to make your own Welsh Love spoons.
So what is the lovespoon all about?
The 17th century Welsh tradition of carving lovespoons as tokens of affection and love continues in Wales today here at The Lovespoon Workshop. Lovespoons can be used to record various special occasions, including engagements, anniversaries, weddings and births. Today our lovespoons are also used as an acknowledgement of friendship as well as being given to a loved one. Often our lovespoons are even used as a reminder of a special time spent visiting Wales.
Welsh lovespoons, an evolving tradition…
Lovespoons vary greatly in their intricacy, from the plain and simple to the elaborate and complicated but all of our lovespoons have a story to tell. The Welsh lovespoon has shown an ability to adapt and evolve. For the maker it can cater for greatly varied ability levels and the recipient can have greatly varied tastes regarding style and design. A simple heart and bowl design can be as meaningful to the recipient as one that has numerous hours of toil. The making of a lovespoon can give true meaning to the idea of a labour of love. Styles used when designing a lovespoon can be equally diverse, from traditional, to Celtic, to more modern. Unlike other areas of modern life few rules are needed and applied when it comes to the making of a lovespoon. Our bespoke lovespoon service gives you the chance to be involved in designing your perfect lovespoon.
Directions to The Lovespoon Workshop
The Lovespoon Workshop is located in the centre of the small hamlet of Cold Inn. It is in close proximity to the beautiful seaside resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot and only 800yrds from the main A477 Pembroke Dock ferry road.
From Kilgetty take the main A477 towards Pembroke and turn left at the traffic lights and cross roads in Broadmoor. Continue into Cold Inn and The Lovespoon Workshop is situated in the centre of Cold Inn on the left hand side. Just look for the lovespoon on the wall of the workshop.
Thinking of enjoying a holiday here in beautiful Pembrokeshire? Check out our holiday home The Lovespoon House, next door to The Lovespoon Workshop itself and available for bookings for families and groups up to four all year round.