Now in a completely revised and significantly expanded new edition, the "Complete Book of Gourd Carving: Ideas and Instructions for Fretwork, Relief, Chip Carving
, and Other Decorative Methods" by gourd craft experts Jim Widess and Ginger Summit is a profusely and beautifully illustrated, 224 page compendium that is an essential guide to gourd carving and specifically addressing every method and style of the art.
All woodcarving styles are represented: wood turning, relief, chip carving
, wood burning, chain sawing and the ever popular whittling.
The Scandinavians decorated nearly everything they used with some form of chip carving
, engraving or wood burning.
A small collection of exquisite bowls carved in bighorn sheep horn matches any folk art for simplicity and elegance, with incised faces and repeating patterns of careful chip carving
is used to decorate plates, trinket boxes and other woodenware.
Other types of carving that are equally simple are chip carving
, tramp art, and fish spearing decoys.
Events include a display of crafts and demonstrations of chip carving
, rosemalling and hardanger between 1:30 p.
Nine carving classes were offered: Leaping Deer, Whimsical Cottonwood Bark House, Semi-realistic Mallard Duck Acanthus Leaf Relief Carving, Chip Carving
, Santa Ornaments, Painted Loon, Scandinavia Figure Carving, and Relief Carving.
The projects often move from ducks and birds to such things as relief carvings, chip carvings
, signs and more.