After being a collector for many years now and never really thought about making my own spoons I thought it was about time I did. It’s a little unfinished but I’ll do some more work to it when I get time. It was entirely made by hand and no mechanical tools were used.
It really gave me an insight into how long early spoons take to make by hand. It took about 12 hours in total and that wasn’t anywhere near the time it would take to carve the decoration and finish it with gilt. Interesting to know how much the spoons cost back in the 1680’s compared to the hours worked to make them.
I will be making more now and different types but trefids are really nice to make knowing that they are so old and probably nobody is making them these days.