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suitable patterns

I’m interested in what aspects make a pattern (perhaps from a piece of 2D art) suitable

or unsuitable for carving.  For example, I find some celtic knot-work  just too

intricate for wood.  Maybe the pattern does not have enough

detail or enough sharp lines to provide contrast that would look

good as a carving.  Another aspect might be whether background areas

are sufficiently wide to provide room to achieve deep relief?  You just

can’t get that deep in a narrow space.   Does this

imply doing the piece as an appliqué might be better, or use shallower

relief in some areas?  Thanks.

Great idea for a lesson. I'll have to think about how to put this together. Thanks!