Whittling Little Folk
20 Delightful Characters to Carve and Paint
by Harley Refsal

150 x 230mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA


ISBN 978-1-56523-518-2

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Extract from back cover of book:

Little in size, but big in personality!

With just one carving knife and two simple patterns, you can carve a whole community of characters in the Scandinavian flat-plane style. Acclaimed artist Harley Refsal will teach you how to carve more than 20 characters in wood from Monk to Police Officer and Lumberjack.

In Whittling Little Folk, you will find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian-inspired man and woman. Once you have learned to carve these two projects, you can use the same technique to complete additional patterns with some subtle alterations. Also included is a brief overview of the Scandinavian flat-plane style of carving, as well as four different views of each project for a complete 360-degree view of the character.

The figures in Whittling Little Folk vary in complexity - there are projects for the beginner as well as the seasoned carver. They're fun, and won't take too much time - a caricature carver's dream come true.

Photos: Colour



Chapter 1: Step-by-Step Projects
- Kristian
- Thea

Chapter 2: Projects Luring You On
- A Horse Named Tiny
- Monk
- Leatherhead
- Police Officer
- Fisherman
- Josephine
- Santa Claus in Sami Country
- Amish Farmers
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Lucia, Queen of Light
- Tomte
- Lumberjack
- Baker
- Lars and Kari
- Lawrence and Sarah

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