Celtic Grandmother Knot Grandma’s Love Grandma Mother Child wood carving Nana Present Decor for Mimi Granny Gift Women Generations

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MEANING: The Celtic Grandmother’s knot is composed of the Goddess Knot; supporting, standing behind, embracing and encompassing the Mother and Child Knot…Just as any Grandmother would wish to do. Honor the generations of motherhood (Grandmahood!) with this wall hanging!

The Mother and Child carving was one of the first Katrina found to add to Coop’s inventory, (see the story on our Mother and Child listing). While the People have been asking for a Grandmother’s Knot for years and I (Katrina) has been fiddling with the design on and off but never got it like I wanted.  Once again, during the 2018 season, someone asked for a Grandmother’s Knot…which got me playing with the design again…with a little more intent…my daughter had let me know she was pregnant with her first child!  I finally figured out something I liked, it really flowed this time…then got distracted...sigh. Found the design paper when packing to travel and got it carved for the first time during the Maryland Renaissance Festival…and only another 8 months to get online…Ta da!


Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings.  Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board.  While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines.  All work is done with our hands and eyes… 

We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color 

SIZE:  12 Inches tall by 9 inches at widest part.


The pictures you see here are stock photos. What you get will depend on what we have in stock. If there are no others in stock, the time to shipping will be increased. If you desire and request something (for example) dark, we will pull the darkest board we have, but it will not necessarily be as dark as (for example) walnut would be. Western Red Cedar is the species from which roofing shingles, decks, and gazeboes have traditionally been made. It is resistant to mold, moisture, and insects. The oiling process also helps to block out damaging UV rays of the sun, so our carvings can be hung outdoors. Please be aware, that even with the oiling, the carving will eventually gray out, as any cedar will, if it is placed in direct sunlight.

 SIZE OF THE CARVINGS: The stock carvings are limited by the size of the board that starts the carving process. As the initial piece is 1 in. x 12 in., (in reality 3/4 in. x 11-3/4 in.) one side of the carving will be no greater then approximately 11-1/2 in.