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Students Show Off Their First Basket Weave Melons

Don’t let the beautiful basket weave intimidate you! Although it looks intricate, it’s actually quite simple to carve if you follow the directions in my Basket Weave lesson. Several of my students who have already joined the online-only course,  shared photos of their carving success. If they can do it, so can you! The basket weave […]

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Incredible Crayon Carving by Hoang Tran

While browsing the internet for unique forms of artistic carvings, I came across Hoang Tran’s spectacular crayon carving. This talented California artist uses dental tools to carefully carve a variety of pop culture icons into the crayons, which he then sells on his Etsy page from $15 to $125. Tran’s carvings include Star Wars characters, animals […]

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Cheese Carving – Success on first try

We enjoy all forms of food art, including cheese carving. Ric Testani, a student of many of my fruit and vegetable carving lessons, recently shared a few photos of his first attempt at cheese carving. He used cheddar and provolone cheese to create a Bat Mitzvah-themed carving for his boss’ niece. I knew we had a large […]

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Pattern Transfer Paper versus Pattern Transfer Fabric

Pattern Transfer Paper versus Pattern Transfer Fabric

Both the transfer pattern paper and the pattern transfer fabric make transferring pumpkin carving patterns and watermelon carving patterns faster, easier and more accurate than other pattern transfer methods. How do the Pattern Transfer Paper and Pattern Transfer Fabric differ? That is what this article and this video are about. We introduced the Pattern Transfer […]

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