My first attempt at the melon basket is simple and it is very basic compared to the intricate details that can be carved , however even simple carving gives the melon a new dimension.
Simple flowers and leaf patterns using lattice work gives a very elegant look to these melon baskets making them wonderful centre pieces for a dinner party or dessert table .They can be filled with fresh berries, melon balls of seasonal fruit.
here and here, I have had many enquiries about the books that I have purchased and the tools.
I am posting here some helpful links for purchasing books, basic tools and also links to u tube videos that are fairly good for learning fruit and vegetable classes in your own home.
I certainly hope that reading about my carving interest has encouraged some of my blogger friends to try this wonderful skill, do drop me a line if you do.
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Vegetable carving 1
Vegetable carving 2
Create n Carve ~ Fruit and Veg event by simply.food , hosted by Mina
If you are in UK you can buy knives from here
You may also purchase knives and books by clicking on these amazon links below.