Small in Size,
Big in Style
These artistic relief-carving designs from acclaimed artist Lora S. Irish allow carvers to create beautiful projects quickly. The small patterns enable easy experimentation with new techniques, tools, and supplies without a large investment of time or materials. So, use a different gouge, try a new finish, or have a go at woodburning. With these small artistic designs, you can discover what you love—without worrying about wasted time and money.
This collection of over 101 exquisite patterns enables crafters to try their hand at relief carving, woodburning, tole painting, and other visual crafts. While small in size, each design is large in style and perfect for adorning an endless variety of items—such as jewelry boxes, nameplates, house number plaques, wall hangings, trunks, tables, and much more. With landscapes, wildlife, sailing ships, fruit and flora, architectural scrolls, Celtic-inspired designs, and handsome corner motifs, there's a pattern inside for any project you can imagine.
For carving beginners—follow along as Irish demonstrates the entire carving process from start to finish with the charming Fruit Crate Apple. Invaluable appendices cover all the tools and woods you'll need and how to achieve the appropriate levels of depth in a relief carving.
About the Author
Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 500,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.