Scandinavian-style carving projects. Includes two step-by-step demonstrations and more than 40 patterns.
Harley Refsal an internationally recognized carver who has been decorated by the King of Norway for his contributions to Norwegian culture shows you how to create many of your own Scandinavian style, flat-plane carvings.
With Refsal's step-by-step instructions plus a knife and a gouge or two you will learn to bring to life a traditional figure and a Dalecarlian horse. In addition, more than 40 other figure patterns-from a school teacher to a bird watcher and a leprechaun to a rooster are included. Clear directions, front and side-view patterns, and step-by-step photographs show you exactly how to make a few simple, well-placed cuts, leaving large flat planes intact on the wood-carved figure. You will be delighted with the way figures come to life with a charming, folk-art personality. Art and Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving is filled with extras including:
This is the ideal figure carver's handbook that will be enjoyed by both beginning and advanced carvers.
* A history of Scandinavian woodcarving from the days of the Vikings to the modern age * Photographs and illustrations of ancient wooden stave churches, domestic buildings, and medieval decorative pieces * Biographies of the greatest 19th and 20th century Scandinavian figure carvers, plus photographs of their work * More than 50 Scandinavian patterns