This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Tudor Rose."

This lesson shows how to carve a beautiful and historic Tudor Rose, a traditional, heraldic emblem with roots in the British monarchy. The symbol was adopted by King Henry VII of England, the first monarch from the House of Tudor and last English monarch to win the throne through battle, a fight later known as the War of the Roses. The badge represented the red rose of his maternal lineage in the House of Lancaster with the white rose of his wife Elizabeth's lineage through the House of York from whom Henry had taken the throne in 1485. This is why the badge appears as a double rose, one atop the other.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Size: 4-1/4"h
  • Tool List: 5 or 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #4, 18mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 12mm; #8, 6mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Casting Available: Having a 3-D reference is tremendously helpful and allows you to get an accurate assessment of the carving's size, shape, and depth.
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