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Basic Intarsia

Basic Intarsia

Lucille Crabtree

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Intarsia is a craft of precision and artistry. A picture is created by cutting out and then fitting together many pieces of differently colored and textured woods, much like a jigsaw puzzle. These pieces are then rounded and shaped individually, to create realistic contours and lend a three-dimensional effect. When the pieces are varnished, fitted together, and glued onto a backboard, they make a beautifully polished, professional-looking piece. Step-by-step, this book shows you how to make an intarsia teddy bear wall hanging, perfect for a child’s bedroom. The project is ideal for someone just starting to learn the art of intarsia, teaching basic techniques (from selecting your wood to hanging your finished piece) and showing how to deal with common difficulties and pitfalls. Also included are patterns for a girl teddy bear and a dinosaur.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 250 color photos, patterns | 64 pp
ISBN13: 9780887407277 | Binding: soft cover