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Following centuries of Welsh Lovespoon tradition, Jenkins Lovespoons are entirely designed and hand-carved by Laura Jenkins Gorun in her private studio near Columbus, Ohio.
Originating as a courtship gift, the Welsh Lovespoon tradition has endured since the 17th century. Today they are given for many occasions, having evolved beyond their romantic origins, but the tradition remains otherwise unchanged; Lovespoons are still creatively carved from a single piece of wood, and most importantly, always convey a personal, heartfelt sentiment.
Many people even have a wall-full of lovespoons on display in their homes, waiting to be handed down through the next generations. Have a look over at the About page to read a little more about the story of the Welsh Lovespoon Tradition and its Symbolism.
Thursday, August 29th - Sunday, September 1st, I will again be attending the North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW), with a table in the marketplace. This time, I'll also have the pleasure of teaming up with renowned lovespoon carver David Western to offer a seminar about Welsh Lovespoons! Dave and I (and sometimes both of us) will also be offering a few informal demonstrations in the NAFOW Marketplace throughout the festival. Make your reservations early, and check out all the great seminars, tours, concerts and other events of the festival at www.NAFOW.org
My new Zazzle store! Did you ever think, "Gee - that's a pretty design. Can I get it on a shirt, mug, or mousepad?" If you have, then this may be just the thing for you! Zazzle is one of the internet's most popular on-demand websites, offering a great variety of customizable products. You choose your style, size or color, order it, and Zazzle will make it and send it to you! A safe and extremely convenient way to get many popular products, printed with designs from the creator of Jenkins Lovespoons! And it's not just lovespoons, either - I'll come up with all sorts of designs! It's just getting started (with variations of my logo, at the top of this page), so bookmark the store and check back regularly, or even sign up to get notifications of new products at my Zazzle store. And if you can't find what you want there, just suggest it, and I will see what I can do. So, please visit my Zazzle store at http://www.zazzle.com/blakespa, and get something nice for yourself or someone you know!
This site was last modified: 13 May 2013
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