Whittling Little Folk



The whittled little folk are full of personality - from the Monk, to the Policeman, to the Woodsman - acclaimed artist, Harley Refsal provides patterns and instructions for carving over 20 delightful characters in wood. At the beginning of Whittling Little Folk, readers will find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian inspired man and woman. once they have learned to carve these two projects, they will find an additional 20 patterns that can also be created with the same technique and some subtle changes. Each project includes four separate patterns (for each view) and carving/painting notes. Also included is a brief overview of Scandinavian flat-plan style of carving and instructions on how to customise patterns.


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* All of the projects in the book are created from just two basic patterns allowing the reader to alter patterns to create a variety of different subjects. * All figures are carved with just one carving knife. * Step-by-step carving and painting patterns are included. * Projects can be completed quickly.

Harley Refsal is an internationally recognised woodcarver. He is a professor of Scandinavian Folk Art and Scandinavian Studies at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He also teaches woodcarving at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN. Since the 1980's, he has taught thousands of carvers his style of flat-plan carving. He is the author of several books including Art and Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving. His work has been featured in Celebrating Birch and in Woodcarving Illustrated magazine.

General Fields

  • : 9781565235182
  • : Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • : Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • : 0.285763
  • : May 2011
  • : .3 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 152mm x 229mm
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 736.4
  • : 128
  • : WF
  • : Over 300 photos and illustrations