Fan Carver's World

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Fan Carver's World has published two books that will answer your questions about fan-carving. These 8 1/2" x 11" full-color books detail this Old World folk art. They contain fan bird history, patterns, full scale illustrations and step-by-step instructions (see more information below). Both of these books were produced in their entirety in the U.S.A.


By Sally and David Nye

FAN-CARVING, is an 8 1/2" x 11" full-color, 72 page book. It details the Old World folk art of fan-carving.

...what is it? did you do that? piece of wood? didn't glue them on?
...what kind of wood?'re kidding!
...that's incredible!
...less than 3 hours?'s easier than I thought!!

The book contains:

  • European legends and customs
  • How and when it came to America
  • A guide to wood selection
  • How to work with fresh wood
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to make fans and fan birds
  • Full-color photos of each step
  • Full-scale templates of 5 different birds

$19.95 plus postage*


By Sally and David Nye

...more FAN-CARVING, is a continuation of the first book. It is an 8 1/2" x 11" full-color, 144 page book with more in-depth information about fan-carving.

...more history

...more patterns

...step-by-step instructions

The book contains:

  • more in-depth history of the fan bird and its symbolism
  • more on the essential cuts regarding how and why they are made
  • more wood basics and performance, including moisture content
  • 17 amazing creations with full-scale illustrations and step-by-step instructions
  • emphasis on what mistakes can happen and why they do


To view the 17 amazing creations, click HERE

$36.95 plus postage*