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Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2021, Issue #97

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2021, Issue #97

The Winter 2021 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek!   In This Issue […]

by October 25, 2021 Current Issue
Watchful Santa Ornament

Watchful Santa Ornament

This pierced relief caricature is making a list and checking it twice   By Bob Hershey This jolly fella is a relief carving with vanishing point perspective. The vanishing point of his face is far to the left when you face him, which creates the illusion that he is looking […]

by October 25, 2021 Holiday Carving
The WCI Team Carves!

The WCI Team Carves!

The holidays are a perfect time to show love through handmade gifts—and the WCI team is no exception! In the spirit of giving, we unsheathed knives, sharpened gouges, and prepared personal pieces for each of our loved ones. Art director Jon Deck made woodchips fly as he diligently carved a […]

by December 31, 2020 Features
Folk Art Angel

Folk Art Angel

Simple carving can be used as an ornament, pin, or pendant By Gerald Smith This holiday season, adorn your Christmas tree with a lovely handcarved ornament. Sure to become a new family favorite, this sweet and simple folk art angel has minimal details, making it a perfect project for beginners. […]

by December 8, 2020 eNews: Strop Talk
BeaverCraft Beaver Santa

BeaverCraft Beaver Santa

Project courtesy of BeaverCraft   He’s jolly. He’s festive. And he has a beard! But this little guy isn’t your typical Santa Claus. Have fun carving BeaverCraft‘s cute and comical take on ol’ St. Nicholas. We provided the patterns and a video for you to see he’s carved from start […]

by October 23, 2020 Holiday Carving
Scottish St. Nick

Scottish St. Nick

Santa dons a matching kilt and cap for his holiday in the Highlands This web extra accompanies the full article by Don Swartz in Winter 2019 Santa is a well-traveled individual! As such, we imagine he picks up fashions from some of his favorite places. In Don Swartz’s carving, he […]

by October 3, 2019 Holiday Carving, Techniques
Betty Padden’s Carved Christmas Spectacular

Betty Padden’s Carved Christmas Spectacular

This enchanted village has so many amazing details, you’ll forget it’s a tree stand By Kaylee Schofield A distinguished carver for over 35 years, Betty Padden has made a name for herself with a signature style that is nothing short of fantastical. Her designs marry an organic, often unsanded texture […]

by October 18, 2018 Holiday Carving
Gold-Tooth Santa Ornament

Gold-Tooth Santa Ornament

Hate coloring your carvings? Ease into painting with a pattern and some simple tips By Carol Leavy (Get a second Santa pattern and see the full painting tutorial in Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2018, Issue #85.) I love to carve Santas and get many questions about how I paint my carvings. I […]

by October 17, 2018 Holiday Carving
Quick and Cute Christmas Tree

Quick and Cute Christmas Tree

Transform a basswood egg into a simple tree just in time for Christmas By Lori Dickie   You should be able to carve this fun, cute, and quick Christmas tree almost as fast as you drew the pattern onto the turned Santa egg. Carving the Tree While carving it from […]

by December 12, 2017 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Realistic Santa Carvings

Realistic Santa Carvings

Intricate details and interesting poses add life to these realistic Santa carvings  By Dylan Goodson With any carving, it’s important to get the overall anatomy correct. But for me, the fun comes when it’s time to add details. I prefer realistic carvings because I can really add as much detail […]

by October 25, 2017 Features, Holiday Carving