The Complete Pyrography
Revised Edition

by Stephen Poole

210 x 275mm

Published by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, East Sussex UK


ISBN 0-946819-76-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

This Masterclass of pyrography techniques from Stephen Poole, a highly respected teacher of the craft, covers everything the reader needs to know about burning designs on wood or other materials. Suitable for beginners and those keen to improve their skills, whether you wish to decorate a wooden spoon or produce a detailed work of art, you’ll find all the practical knowledge you need to help you achieve your aim.

In this revised edition there is comprehensive information on the types of wood, tools and equipment used in pyrography, and an exploration of both hot-wire and solid-point techniques. Stephen demonstrates through clearly explained step-by- step projects how to recreate lifelike textures and shading, so that you can conjure up inspiring images of nature, still-life and atmospheric scenes. He also covers the use of colour, how to pyrograph on woodturned objects and how to protect your finished work. In addition an inspirational gallery of his work demonstates the spectacular results that are possible with pyrography.

- History of pyrography
- Materials, tools and equipment
- Hot-wire and solid-point techniques
- Step-by-step projects
- Photographic gallery
- Simple projects to sell

This book mainly uses wire nib pyrography machine.

Photos: Colour



Part One - The Basics
Sources for Composition
Tools and Equipment
Constructing Wire Points
Starting Out
The Sampler

Part Two - The Exercises
A Simple Composition
Tracing and Pyrographing a Butterfly
Producing Lifelike Textures
Shading Techniques
Colour in Pyrography
Pyrography on Woodturned Objects
Advanced Pyrography
Protecting the Finished Pyrograph

Gallery of Pyrography
Marketing and Selling Your Work
Simple Projects to Sell
About the Author