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Relief Carving Workshop: Techniques, Projects & Patterns For The Beginner

If you'd like to master the art of carving in relief, this comprehensive guidebook will teach you all you need to know. Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish takes you through every element of the relief carving process and shows you the easy way to learn. Clear, in-depth instructions and dozens of how-to photographs accompany 11 original new projects for carving exquisite animals, landscapes, flowers, borders, Celtic knots and more.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (March 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565237366

ISBN-13: 978-1565237360

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #146,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #51 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Wood Crafts & Carving > Carving #236 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects

Excellent and detailed book. I bought this for my husband who was a beginner. This has several projects in it and they are all very nice. The instructions are clearly written and illustrated. He was able to finish his first project fairly quickly and it turned out pretty nice, it was the betta fish project which he had me paint to look like our daughters fish. I'd recommend this book to anyone starting out or looking for a good understanding of relief carving/

The book cover and write up on-line do not do this book justice. I ordered the book because my husband has done some wonderful carvings from Lora Irish's designs. They have incredible detail and depth. The designs in this book are varied and illustrated in amazing colors. The projects span all levels of expertise. My husband has carved for many years, and we are always on the look-out for new material. This book totally fits the bill. He has already selected four "must-do" projects.

great book!!! If you want to learn this is the book..... It leads you through all the steps from carving a beginners board to carving a project. Lorna Irish is a good woodworker and has the talent of teaching others. Buy this book if you want to learn.

Great book. Starts you off with good exercises to practice the basic techniques and then takes you through several projects to push these skills further. The only reason I give this book 4 stars is because of some of the choices for exercise projects included in the book. Not exactly my taste but then again, this is a personal taste issue. Other than that, Lora is a great teacher. I would recommend this book to beginners.

This book is a good one to have on low relief wood carving, I have not done any of the projects but some of the information in it has helped me understand some of the issue of low relief carving and I have to some extent able to lean just by looking at the illustration in the book. If you are planning to do low relief carving then this IS the book to have and learn from...!

Lora Sue Irish is one of my favorite artist. I have purchased a lot of her patterns and have always been satisfied with the quality of her work. This book is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about Relief carving.

Lora Irish has done it again! She has the ability to teach carving through her pictures and descriptions of what to do, how to do, and how to keep yourself busy for hours! The practice board is a great idea, too!

This book is what I use to learn relief woodcarving. It covers tools, techniques, different types of wood and includes detailed projects. The projects are broken into steps that show the different levels in the wood for each layer. I really recommend it for anyone planning to learn this fun and productive hobby.

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