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Harley Refsal

Whittling Little Folk

20 Delightful Characters to Carve and Paint

Full of personality – from the Monk, to the Policeman, to the Woodsman – acclaimed artist, Harley Refsal provides patterns and instructions for wood carving over 20 delightful characters in wood. Whittling Little Folk features find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian-inspired man and woman, followed by 20 additional patterns that can be created using the same whittling techniques and some subtle changes. Whittling projects include 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.
With just one wood carving knife and two simple patterns, you can carve a whole community of characters, including a policeman, hard-hat road worker, monk, baker, professor, football player, and more! Patterns for these delightful folks are included in Whittling Little Folk, written by the master of the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving, Harley Refsal. The whittled little folk are full of personality and can be made by mastering Refsal's step-by-step instructions for Kristian, the Scandinavian husband donning a work shirt, and his wife, Thea, holding a broom. Once the couple is complete, carvers can use the same whittling techniques to complete 18 additional patterns, with some subtle alterations. Also included is a brief overview of the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving, as well as instructions for painting each little whittle. Each pattern is presented with 4 perspectives - the front, back and both sides - for a complete 360-degree view of the character. While the whittling projects are easy to complete, and won't take up too much time, they sure don't lack personality. With their rosy cheeks, toothy smiles, humorous outfits and clever names, the little whittles are a caricature carver's dream come true.
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Size6" x 9" x .30"
AuthorHarley Refsal
AuthorHarley Refsal
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