Synopses & Reviews
If you've ever wondered what design to carve next or what style of pattern to use to enhance your current woodworking project, Lora Irish's treasury of classic wood patterns is for you. Within its pages, you'll find a vast selection of traditional themes to carve, burn, or paint. Each design is presented as an easy-to-reproduce outline pattern, which can be transferred directly to your project, and as a sharply detailed sketch to guide the carving or shading of the design. Along with the patterns are tips on design composition, planning, and placement on the furniture form. As you browse through the pages of this design collection, you'll discover lions and eagles, scrolls and ribbons, traditional leaf trims and intricate floral centerpieces. In the fantasy realm there are gargoyles and dragons. Natural patterns include grapes and vines, oak leaves and acorns, and much more.
A treasury of classic wood patterns and techniques for creative woodworking embellishment. Woodcarving artist Lora Irish gives carvers, woodburners and painters a wide variety of designs they can transfer directly to projects or use to develop ideas of their own. Themes include natural patterns such as grapes, oak leaves and acorns, animals like lions and eagles, and intricate floral and fantasy designs. 180 drawings.
About the Author
Trained as a Fine Artistat the University of Maryland, twelve of Lora Susan Irish's pure breed dog oil paintings have been published as limited edition art prints. Her art has been featured on the front covers of "Doberman Quarterly" 1991, "Samoyed Quarterly" - all four issues of 1991, and "Shetland Sheepdog Quarterly" 1991 published by Hoflin Press.
She is the author of a series of woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books including the Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Relief Carving the Wood Spirit, and The Art and Crafts of Pyrography published through Fox Chapel Publishing, publisher of "Wood Carving Illustrated Magazine"; Classic Carving Patterns published by Taunton Press, publisher of "Fine Wood Working Magazine"; and Classic Chip Carving published by Chipping Away, Inc.
L. S. Irish shared the Wood Carver of the Year - 2007 with Ed Gallenstein, editor and publisher of "Chip Chats Magazine"