over 200 original designs, and easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to any medium, Great Book of Celtic Patterns begins with an historical perspective before introducing the basics of creating simple knotted lines and twists which form the foundation of Celtic art. In no time, readers will learn how to create their own original designs by adding knots, textures and finials.
This book includes step-by-step instructions on spoon carving, including the complexities of chains, spirals and balls in cages. A practical guide to lovespoon patterns, with notes on their inspiration, and the types of wood chosen. 148pp
The whittled little folk are full of personality - from the Monk, to the Policeman, to the Woodsman-acclaimed artist, Harley Refsal provides patterns and instructions for carving over 20 delightful characters in wood. At the beginning of Whittling Little Folk, readers will find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian inspired man and woman. Once they have learned to carve these two projects, they will find an additional 20 patterns that can also be created with the same technique and some subtle changes. Each project includes four separate patterns (for each view) and carving/painting notes. Also included is a brief overview of Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving and instructions on how to customize patterns. Click here to purchase basswood cutouts together with the book!