Learn to create beautiful lovespoons—hand-carved symbols of love and deep affection that have been popular for centuries. With 3 step-by-step projects and 15 original patterns, this book will help you to enjoy this wonderful craft no matter what your carving skill level. Sections on the history of lovespoon carving, selecting woods, using and maintaining tools, applying long-lasting finishes, and customizing your own designs ensure every aspect of your lovespoon carving project goes smoothly. The fascinating history and romantic symbolism of the lovespoon is further complimented by an inspiring gallery of modern and historical pieces carved in a variety of styles. 200pp
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.
Teddy bears have wonderful effects on people. The Teddy Bear Boy is carved completely for the book and there are 5 additional patterns and a color photo gallery. A great book for carvers of all ages. 64pp
Inside this book you will meet many artists - masters in the art of carving found wood. You will hear their exciting stores of foraging wood and view photographed samples of their work. Learn what each artists looks for in a piece of wood, what tools they use, tips for finishing, and more. Also a step-by-step projects in cottonwood bark. You will never look at a tree the same again. 90pp