Amaze Family and Friends—Take Your Pumpkin Carving to the
Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays in the
U.S., and carving the family pumpkin is a life-long
tradition for many. In Extreme Pumpkin Carving by Vic Hood
and Jack A. Williams, you’ll learn how to create the most
amazing, never-before-seen designs to astound your Halloween
Extreme pumpkin carving applies relief carving techniques
commonly found in woodworking and stonework to pumpkins.
Starting with solid pumpkins (no hollowing is necessary!)
extreme pumpkin carvers use simple household knives or
woodcarving tools to create fantastic faces and scenes in
the flesh of the pumpkins.
Inside, you’ll find a complete resource for extreme pumpkin
a beginner or a seasoned carver.
• Getting started: including the history of Halloween and
how to select the right pumpkin
• Step-by-step instructions: using readily available
household knives or woodcarving tools
• Extreme pumpkin patterns: nearly two dozen fantastic
designs to review and practice
With relief carving, you’ll be able to add form to your
pumpkin carving by creating actual cheeks, lips, eyebrows
and more—instead of just cutting out solid shapes. This
gives you an almost endless opportunity for creativity and
unique expression, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Halloween
pumpkin that will be the talk of the neighborhood!