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Carving The Nativity

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Carving The Nativity with Helen Gibson

Carving the Nativity with Helen Gibson is an amazing book with an old tradition that is shared with today's carvers.Her patterns for the creche she carves have been a part of the tradition for so long , no one is sure of their origins. Different carvers have different traditions. She takes the reader step-by-step through the easy to follow detailed carving process of each figure with clear color illustrations demonstrating each technique. The patterns have complete views including kneeling, standing, and side views . This is an excellent book if your looking to carve the Nativity with all the characters. Use the illustrations and knowledge of Helen Gibson to create the nativity scene, that will stand out from your normal carvings. Start with a simple block of wood and a pattern and progress to a finished painted figure.

Carving The Nativity with Helen Gibson Patterns:

  • The Holy Family, Mary, Joseph.
  • Baby Jesus & The Manger.
  • The Three Wisemen, Standing, Kneeling, & Holding Gifts.
  • Kneeling , Standing, Shepherds with Canes.
  • Shepherd holding a Lamb.

Carving The Nativity with Helen Gibson Book Specifications:

  • Softcover.
  • 64 Pages.
  • Author, Helen Gibson.
  • Photography and Text Written by Douglas Congdon-Martin.
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