Lovespoons; A small piece on what I think.

I’ve got to be honest, I only picked this one because I didn’t really think much on the 3rd object and just tried to get it over and done with. But I did pick this because I thought it would be useful to pick something from a Welsh tradition. But I did ave high expectations of what I could achieve by just using this as my object. I did first think, would I actually achieve anything with this, using just the love spoon design?

I just found it really special that the man would spend hours, of his own spare time and just create these beautiful designs just to give to a woman to proclaim his love to her.If the girl accepted the spoon, she would demonstrate her interest in him and they would commence on a relationship, which is the origin of the word ‘spooning’. I actually only learnt that now! How amazing, it originated from the Welsh culture. The different things they had on the spoons meant different things. obviously the ‘heart’ carved thing, would mean love. Thats the only thing I can recognise from my love spoon and I could use that within my final part of the project.

Because the young men would have a lot of spare time when they were carving the spoons, some would make poetry or compose sonnets for the young lady that they desired, so I was thinking that If  I could try and link a poem to the love spoon and then I could link it within one f my other objects. I am 100% sure that my Grandmother has a love poem off my Grandfather, so I need to make sure I can link that within the final piece. If the young man was positive in capturing the woman’s love, then the new couple would obviously treasure the love spoon. It was displayed like the present couple would display a wedding photograph. I planned to en corporate that into the final piece, and display the teacup and saucer on a light table, to show that the piece is ‘treasured’.

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About cerysjames

A 19 year old Textile Design student studying in Cardiff! I decided to start up a blog as a diary for all things textile! Mostly inspiration and exhibitions I've been too. My favourite things are printing and having a big imagination!

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