A treasure trove of small and beautiful patterns for crafters of all mediums, from celebrated artist Lora S. Irish!
Over 101 artistic relief-carving designs perfect for carving, woodburning, painting, quilting, and more
Two detailed varieties for each pattern: A line drawing for transferring and a shaded variety for illustrating depth and shadow
Step-by-step project, Fruit Crate Apple, to demonstrate the carving process from start to finish for new carvers
Variety of pattern styles includes wildlife, botanical, mythical, landscape, and corner designs
Packed with patterns for small-scale projects ideal for beginning and intermediate crafters, 101 Artistic Relief Patterns for Woodcarvers, Woodburners & Crafters features original relief projects that stand alone beautifully or that can be easily incorporated into functional and decorative items in the home.
For new carvers, Irish demonstrates the whole carving process from start to finish with a charming Country Apple Quilt Square project. She also explains the tools you'll need, the appropriate woods to use, and how to achieve the appropriate levels of depth in a relief carving.
Patterns include wildlife, botanical, mythical, and landscape subjects, and each project includes two detailed patterns: A lined and a shaded variety for illustrating depth and shadow. Fifty additional patterns for gorgeous corner designs that can be incorporated into a variety of crafts projects—from carving and wood burning to painting and quilting—are also included.
While small in size, each pattern is large in style. These designs can beautifully stand alone or be incorporated into functional and decorative items around your home.
These artistic relief-carving designs from acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish will allow carvers to create beautiful projects quickly. The small patterns enable easy experimentation with new techniques, tools, and supplies without a large investment of time or materials. Use a different gouge, try a new finish, or have a go at woodburning! With these small artistic designs, you can discover what you love—without worrying about wasted time and money.
This collection of over 101 exquisite patterns enables crafters to try their hand at relief carving, wood burning, tole painting, and other visual crafts. While small in size, each design is large in style and perfect for adorning an endless variety of items—such as jewelry boxes, nameplates, house number plaques, wall hangings, trunks, tables, and much more. With landscapes, wildlife, sailing ships, fruit and flora, architectural scrolls, Celtic-inspired designs, and handsome corner motifs, there's a pattern inside for any project you can imagine.
Invaluable appendices cover all the tools and woods you'll need and how to achieve the appropriate levels of depth in a relief carving.