By Shirley Adler
This guide offers an advent to the attention-grabbing international of carved spoons. Carving fundamentals are coated, together with deciding on instruments and fabrics, moving styles, sanding, and completing. revolutionary tasks introduce simple and intermediate carving suggestions. an extra forty five styles offer dozens of mix-and-match designs. Introductions to the heritage of Welsh and Scandinavian spoon carving supply a wealthy context for this historic craft.
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Carving Spoons: Welsh Love Spoons, Celtic Knots and Contemporary Favorites by Shirley Adler