The carving of love spoons or ‘llwyau caru’ is a Welsh tradition that goes back many centuries. Originally made by young men through the long winter months the wooden spoons were carved from one piece of wood and intended to express the young man’s intentions towards a particular young lady. The tradition of giving love spoons is enjoying something of a revival, although we recommend leaving the hard work to Monddi client Ceri Thomas of ‘Inwood’. Ceri continues the tradition of carving love spoons in his workshop near Tenby and is particularly busy in the run up to Valentine’s Day.
Ceri and his wife have also recently finished working with Monddi on their latest children’s book The Best Colour. It’s been given the Welsh Books Council stamp of approval and is now on sale in bookshops throughout the country.