You Can Amaze Your Friends with Your
Beautiful Melon Flowers Very Soon.
This set of lessons was created to pick up where the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course and Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves leaves off. It is for people who want to learn more secrets for carving melon flowers. You will find it easy to follow these step-by-step instructions teaching Thai style melon carving techniques.
You will learn how to carve several petal designs as well as ruffled and scalloped edged finishing designs. Once you master the smooth petal designs in the first lesson, you will be ready to learn how to carve the more intricate looking jagged edged petals shown in the second lesson contained on this DVD. Once you know how, you can mix and match these petals to create your own carving designs on any type of melon. Watermelons can be particularly beautiful.
These flower carving techniques are also great for carving other types of fruits and veggies including mangoes, papayas, turnips, daikon and yams. These flowers are beautiful to carve on soap, too.
Are You Ready to Learn Some Melon Carving that is a Little Beyond the Basics?
Don’t let intricate look of these beautiful melon flowers fool you. It is not as difficult to carve these as you may think, when you are shown exactly how to carve them.
The day that we filmed this lesson, my videographer had this to say at the end of the day.
“When I first saw the carving, it was overwhelming to think of carving it. But after you showed how, it’s so much easier than it seemed.” – Shannon Hull
Because these lessons are structured like a private class, you will have successful results in carving, rather than ending up with a frustrating mess.
These video lessons are designed to pick up where the “11 Week Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners” leaves off. The “Carving Melon Flowers – Smooth and Jagged Edged Petals” lessons are perfect for those who have some melon carving experience and want to refine and expand their skill and carving repertoire.
Yet, they are easy enough for a beginner to follow. However, I would highly recommend that if you are brand new to carving melon flowers, that you do the lessons in my “Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves” to learn some of the basics first. “Carving Watermelons” is a melon carving primer taught in the 11th week of the course. You’ll be carving melon flowers just like a professional in no time.
These melon patterns were taught to me by my two Thai teachers who grew up in Thailand where this traditional art was passed on to them. I’ll teach you the same way that I learned how. I was taught by looking over my teacher’s shoulder while she demonstrated how. Then I practiced what she showed me.
You will learn the same way with many detailed instructions from me, including common mistakes and how to avoid them. It’s like having me right there in the kitchen with you.
In this video you will get real time instructions and advice on clear high quality video. You learn on your own time schedule at your own convenience. Carving Melon Flowers has never been easier.
What’s great about these lessons on video compared to a live teacher, is that you can go back review the the video again at any time. Even years from now, if you’ve forgotten, you can always relearn by watching the video again.
This is two full carving melon lessons in 1 hour and 45 minutes of instruction. The first lesson will show you step-by-step, exactly how to carve several types of smooth petals and a scalloped finished edge. Then you will be ready to advance to the next level.
The second video will take what you learn in the first lesson and expand upon your new skill. You will learn how to carve intricate looking zig-zagged edge petals and how to finish your carving with a ruffled and scalloped edge.
The DVD has numerous chapters to make it is easy to go back and watch the segments that you want to study again. The chapters also make it easy to skip to the next section when you master a melon carving technique right away.
By the way, when you order the DVD, you also get instant access to your video online so that you can get started right away.
Here are the chapters that you will find in this Carving Melon Flower DVD.
Total Play Time – 1 Hour and 45 Minutes.
Video One – Honeydew Flower with Smooth Edged Petals – 55 minutes
- Carving Melon with Smooth Edged Flower – Introduction
- How to Use This DVD
- Selecting Your Melon
- Items to have on Hand
- Carving the Initial Circle
- Carving the First Row of Inward Petals
- Carving Melon with the Rest of the Inward Petals
- First Row of Rounded Outer Petals
- Carving the Next Row of Rounded Outward Petals
- Carving Pointy Tipped Petals
- A Common Mistake and How to Fix It
- Carving Pointy Leaves / Petals
- Another Mistake to Avoid with Leaf / Petals
- Carving Melon Through the Stem End
- A Couple of Fine Tuning Tips
- Finishing the Edges of Your Flower Design with a Scalloped Edge
- Positioning Your Melon Carving For Display
- Storing your Completed Melon Carving
- Final Words of Encouragement
Video 2 – Melon Flower with Zig-Zag Edged Petals – 46 minutes
- Carving Melons with Jagged Petaled Flower – Introduction
- Items to Have on Hand
- Carving Your beginning Circle
- Carving Zig-zag Edged Petals – Inner Petals
- Carving the Rest of the Inner Jagged Edged Petals
- Carving melon with the Outward Jagged Edged Petals
- Avoiding and Fixing Cut Off Petals
- Next Row of Outer Petals
- Why This Petal Layout Can be Faster
- Carving a Wavy Ruffle Finishing Edge
- Adding a Scalloped Finishing Edge
- Adding Final Detail to the Ruffled Edge
- Bad Knife Practice to Avoid>
- Position Melon for Best Carving Comfort
- Another Way to Remove Trimmings from Knife
- Knife Care Tips
- Positioning your Melon for Display
- Closing Words
Here is what one of my first students of this DVD wrote to me in an email,
“I do have to tell you that you have renewed my excitement and love of carving. I had searched for so long for a step by step video for so long and could not find one. Then I stumble across your website and it is awesome. I love the fact that the camera zooms in on what you are doing and that you repeat what you are showing several times. Thank you Nita for making carving exciting and fun.” – Cathy Rosenthal
After watching and carving along with the this video, you will be carving melon and other fruits with these impressive and beautiful flower patterns.
Your friends will be amazed! You will even impress yourself! And you’ll have fun!
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If you are a brand new beginner, you might want to start with the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 – Eleven Week Course for Beginners.
The Lesson, “Carving Watermelons- Roses, Buds and Leaves” is recommended as a prerequisite to these “Carving Melon Flowers – Smooth and Jagged Edged Petals” lessons.
You will need a good quality, sharp melon carving knife for this lesson. I highly recommend my favorite carving knife – the Thai Pro Flexible blade knife especially for carving melon with the jagged edged flower petals. You can can it in the section immediately below.