Learn how to carve and paint a patriotic American Santa Claus. Step by step instructions will guide you through the entire process. You will also get full size patterns for Santas from 9 different countries including Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Mexico, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. 34pp
These are the kind of Santas that have been found in American art, literature, and advertising since the 1860s and have a warm place in the imaginations of children and memories of adults everywhere. 64pp
These top Santa patterns featured in Woodcarving Illustrated provide readers with four step-by-step tutorials and 20 additional Santa patterns from today's top artists. With a history of the origin of Santa Claus, as well as the subtleties in Santa's appearance throughout different parts of the world, this crafter's companion includes stylistic carvings that range from whimsical caricatures to classic Kris Kringle depictions. An ideal holiday handbook, readers will also find painting and finishing tips to add creative and unique touches to each carving.