Synopses & Reviews
The distinctive full-page floral patterns in this collection are specially designed to meet the challenges and requirements of the woodcarver's art, but they retain the realism and authentic detail of the original subject. Patterns for 21 flowers range from old-fashioned favorites like violets and roses to such exotic blossoms as tropical water lilies and birds of paradise. Each pattern can serve as the basis for a wide variety of projects, from an elegant carved wood box to a decorative wall plaque to a one-of-a-kind chair back.
In addition to the patterns, distinguished woodcarver Mack Sutter offers expert advice on carving, selecting woods, applying finishes, and choosing proper tools. Also included is a full-page photograph of each finished carving, along with botanical information about the flowers — dogwood, narcissus, hyacinth, poinsettia, Easter orchid, Mexican sunflower, and many more. Informative notes on the cultural and symbolic roles played by some of the flowers throughout history round out this excellent pattern and guidebook.
Twenty-one distinctive full-page floral patterns — perfect for carved wood boxes, decorative wall plaques, chair backs and more — featuring subjects from roses and violets to tropical waterlilies and birds of paradise. Suggestions on carving, selecting woods, applying finishes, more.
21 full-page floral patterns including roses, violets, tropical water lilies, birds of paradise, many more. Expert advice on carving, selecting woods, and applying finishes. 21 full-size photographs illustrate each finished carving.
Table of Contents
Introduction Thanks a Bunchberry Trillium-an Herbal Plant The Colorful Gazania The Pretty-and Useful-Sunflower The Daffodil-A Poet's Flower Flower of the Gods Phlox-the Flower Everybody Knows The Dogwood-a Popular Tree Beware the Spanish Dagger A Rose I Bring You ... A Lobster Claw-Botanically Speaking The Blue Columbine Grows Wild The Modest, Fragrant Violet? Clematis-Queen of the Climbers The Camas Caused a War The Elegant Water Lily Catch a Bird of Paradise Poinsettia-the Christmas Flower The Now-Familiar Easter Orchid The Hyacinth-A Familiar Friend The Aromatic Wild Ginger Bibliographical Note