Great Book of Woodburning
Pyrography Techniques, Patterns & Projects for All Skill Levels
by Lora S. Irish

215 x 280mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA


ISBN 1-56523-287-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

I you want to experience the joy of creating stunning pyrography art, all you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool and the Great Book of Woodburning. In this fully illustrated, 200-page guide, nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish shares her expertise and reveals her secrets for crafting beautiful burned images from any drawing, pattern, or photograph. In no time, you'll be doing everything from shading to composition as you adorn furniture, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards and much, much more.

In the Great Book of Woodburning, you'll discover:

- Skill-building exercises to help you master temperature, stroke, texture and layering

- Step-by-step instructions and more than 25 patterns for beginning, intermediate and advanced pyrographers

- Methods to help you judge the depth of color or tonal value for each area of your design

This book uses both solid and wire nib pyrography machine.

Photos - Colour


About The Author

Part 1: Woodburning Basics
- Woodburning Tools and Equipment
- Selecting Wood for Woodburning
- Preparing the Surface
- Finishing Steps for Woodburning

Part 2: Practice
- Using Shading and Texture
- Creating a Practice Board
- Patterns for Practice
- Composition of a Good Woodburning

Part 3: Projects & Patterns
Beginning Projects
- Creating the Dragonette Step-by-Step
- Dragonette Chessboard
- Our Daily Bread
- Goldfish
- Ivy Line
- Wild Rose Corner
- My Room Gingerbread Man
- Single Briar Rose
- Summer Morning Sun Face
- Pentagram Star
Intermediate Projects
- Creating the Mallard Drake Step-by-step
- Buffalo Skull Dream Weaver Circle
- Western Horse
- New York's Finest
- Old-Timer Fireman
- Solar Flare Sun Face
- Mule Deer Portrait
- White-Tailed Deer Lodge
- American Eagle
- Berry Green Man
- Oak Man
Advanced Projects
- Creating The Country Church Step-by-step
- Cowboy Boots
- The Philadelphia Derringer
- Western Dragon
- The End of the Road
- Grandpa's Pride and Joy
- Hide 'n' Seek
- Horned Owl
- Harrisburg Star Barn
- Our Town Mantel
- Bank Barn
- Church Mantel