Tom starts with a sapling straight from the hillside and takes the carver through each step to create a charming cane. He begins with prepping the sapling, helps the reader think through the design of the spirit that will emerge, and explains the various carving techniques that are needed to do the work. Finally he shows the painting and finishing steps, including ways to conceal unexpected problems. Each step is clearly photographed in color, with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of what is happening and how to do it.
Traditional Bavarian woodspirits carved from a section of a tree with a branch to form the hat. Step-by-step color illustrations and a gallery of several Woodspirits offers many ideas and variations on how you can release the spirit! 64pp