Are you just learning or ever wanted to learn how to carve? This book is for you! It goes over the essentials of tool selection, maintenance, and wood varieties. Also the techniques for carving basic shapes, such as cylinders, balls, and cubes. It has easy to use patterns similar to the ones in fiber arts. Has painting and finishing instructions. And bonus sewing projects! You don't have to know anything about woodcarving to use this book it will go over all the things you will need to know to get started.