Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit. In 2006 I started creating intarsia patterns for the scroll saw. In my shop you find a great selection of patterns that are easy to understand and fun to make. Orders will be sent as .PDF and .JPG files via email, usually within 24 hours. You pay safely and easily with PayPal.
Intarsia is a form of wood inlaying that is similar to marquetry. The technique of Intarsia inlays sections of wood (at times with contrasting ivory or bone) within the solid matrix. By contrast marquetry assembles a pattern out of veneers upon the carcase. The technique of intarsia is believed to have developed in the Islamic world; introduced into Europe through Sicily, the art was perfected in Vienna and in northern Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, spreading to German centers and introduced into London by Flemish craftsmen in the later sixteenth century. After about 1620, marquetry tended to supplant intarsia in urbane work.
It is the craft of using varied shapes, sizes and species of wood fitted together to create an almost 3-
Today, intarsia is created by selecting different types of wood, using its natural grain patterns and colours (rather than dyes and stains) to create the different colours in the pattern. Each piece of wood is then individually cut, shaped, and sanded before fitting them together like a jig-