This book features 45 full-size patterns that provide dozens of designs for both traditional and contemporary spoons. It describes the rich symbolism and interesting history of Welsh and Scandinavian spoon carving. It is suitable for all levels; includes a thorough introduction to carving basics. Classic in simplicity of form, spoons can be carved in an endless assortment of shapes. With a few small scraps of wood and some common carving tools, spoon carving instructor Shirley Adler will get carvers started making beautiful spoons, providing step-by-step instructions for shaping the bowl and adding detail to the handle.