by Harley Refsal
The whittled little folk are delightful. From Kristian to Thea to the Woodsman, acclaimed artist Harley Refsal provides patterns and instructions for carving over 20 delightful characters in wood. Readers will find step-by-step carving and painting instructions for a Scandinavian-inspired man and woman. Once they have learned to carve these, they will find 20 more patterns to create. Each project includes four separate patterns (one from each view), carving instructions, and painting notes. An overview of Scandinavian flat-plane carving and details on customizing patterns are also included.
This winter you can learn to carve, and next Christmas give Onkel Oskar, Tante Berte, and Prest Kringerud their own little statue. As the book cover says, “Little in size, but big in personality”, just like your relatives! Oh, and don’t forget to carve some abstract wooden fish decoys to lure lazy Cousin Herb out of the house and onto a frozen lake.