Articles by: Mindy Kinsey

Daffodil Lovespoon

Daffodil Lovespoon

This spoon is rich with symbols of spring, luck, and love By Sharon Littley and Clive Griffin Lovespoons have been carved for centuries in Europe and Scandinavia. They are thought to have been invented as a courtship ritual; young men would carve spoons to impress the young women they desired. […]

by April 10, 2017 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Lancaster County Wood Carvers 2017 Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival

Lancaster County Wood Carvers 2017 Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival

Club celebrates the Luck o’ the Irish The Lancaster County Wood Carvers held its 44th annual Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival on March 18-19, 2017. The club welcomed 58 exhibitors and nearly 900 guests. As always, the exhibitors were a mixture of woodworkers, supply vendors, and artists who do wildlife-themed […]

by April 10, 2017 Club News
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club

Charlotte Woodcarvers Club

Carvers learn funny faces from Dave Stetson Dave Stetson, a well-known author, teacher, and member of the Caricature Carvers of America, recently traveled from Arizona to visit the Charlotte Woodcarvers Club of Charlotte, N.C. Dave was a judge at the club’s annual Showcase of Woodcarvings in February. He also taught […]

by April 4, 2017 Club News
Puzzle Playsets Video

Puzzle Playsets Video

Puzzle Playsets: Easy to Make, Fun to Give! Puzzle playsets are quick, easy, and fun to make. Each one is a puzzle, a toy, and a creative decoration all in one. Watch our video overview and learn how to use simple woodworking to make your own puzzle playsets. You’ll need […]

by April 4, 2017 Holiday Carving, News, Videos
Magazine Article Invitation: Carve a Cliche!

Magazine Article Invitation: Carve a Cliche!

“When pigs fly.” “Wolf in sheep’s clothing.” “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings.” We all use colorful cliches on a daily basis. Now we’re asking you to carve them! Inspired by Vernon DePauw’s opera singer, we’re doing an overview of Carved Cliches. Choose and carve your favorite cliche […]

by December 12, 2016 News

Artistry in Wood 2016: New Location, Same Great Show

The staff of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine had a grand time last week at the retooled Artistry in Wood show sponsored by the Dayton (Ohio) Carvers Guild. We saw fantastic woodworking projects, learned some new techniques, chatted with friends, and shared our books and magazines with lots of visitors. After many years at […]

by September 12, 2016 Features, News
Open House News

Open House News

Although we have very much enjoyed hosting our Open House and Woodworking Show for the past three years, we have decided to cancel the show. Our guests, artists, and vendors loved the event, but it is expensive and time consuming to host a show of that quality and, unfortunately, we […]

by August 26, 2016 News, Open House
Website Down on Tuesday, July 26

Website Down on Tuesday, July 26

Our website will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, July 26. We hope to have it back up and running the same day. Thanks for your patience!

by July 22, 2016 Uncategorized
Welcome Sign

Welcome Sign

Add a warm welcome to your seasonal signs By Betty Padden   This scroll-style sign looks great by itself, but can also add a warm welcome to your choice of seasonal banners. You could also change it up by typing your address or another message in a word processing program […]

Carving a Snowman Sign

Carving a Snowman Sign

Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint a snowman with acrylic paints in Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 (Issue 69). In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided a downloadable pdf with step-by-step photos of how to carve the snowman along with the snowman pattern.   Materials: Basswood blank, 2″ (51mm) thick: 8 […]