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.
Events include a display of crafts and demonstrations of chip carving
, rosemalling and hardanger between 1:30 p.m.
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.
Our residents began to demonstrate and share their abilities with a scroll saw, the unique talent of chip carving
, and the production of lifelike birds.
Most frames were rectangular and decorated with simple geometric chip carving
. The openings within the frames intended for the photographs, however, were usually oval-shaped arising from the Victorian taste for oval-shaped photographs.
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
Chip carving. This is primarily a geometric design drawn on a flat surface with chips of wood removed to make a design.
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.
The projects often move from ducks and birds to such things as relief carvings, chip carvings
, signs and more.