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A collection of pyrography and wood burning books, mastering the art of woodburning, plans and pattern books, reference books - in association with ...

The Art & Craft of Pyrography:

Drawing with Fire on Leather, Gourds, Cloth, Paper, and Wood
ref bookAlthough it is often referred to as woodburning, the art of pyrography can be worked on just about any natural surface, including gourds, leather, or cotton rag paper. Now Lora Irish, the author of the bestselling Great Book of Woodburning, offers thirty-five amazingly detailed new projects that explore the craft of pyrography across the full range of inventive pyro media.

Readers will learn the basics of pyrography systems, tools, supplies and practice boards. Differences between the various substrates are examined and discussed, including both wood and non-wood working surfaces. Irish provides expert advice on temperature settings, fill patterns ...

Woodburning Basics

by Dick Armstrong - 64 pages (August 28, 2007)
ref bookThe art of woodburning is more in the technique than the tools. Using a single-tip, simple woodburner, Dick goes back to the basics, starting with the skills that every woodburner should know and then applying them in three projects.

The projects are designed to move from the easiest, a lighthouse, to one of medium difficulty, a dilapidated barn, to one that requires some skill, a clipper ship. Every step is illustrated ...

Step-by-Step Pyrography

by Bob Neill - 80 pages (March 28, 2006)
ref bookPyrography is the art of ''drawing with fire''. Here are 30 original projects, from door numbers to trinket boxes to frames, all beautifully decorated with eye-catching designs.

Starting with the basic tools of the craft and the choice of ''blanks'' or plain wooden objects this guide shows how to transfer patterns to the wood, do the actual burning, and add color to the finished work ...

Basic Wood Burning

by Sue Waters & Joanne Tobey - 64 pages (March 1994)
ref bookSue Waters guides the beginner through six beautiful wood burning projects. All of the tools, techniques and patterns necessary to create these works of art are provided within. Trouble-shooting tips help the novice avoid common mistakes from the outset.

Color photographs and basic, straight-forward descriptions detail every step along the way. By the time these projects are finished, you will have mastered lettering techniques, created floral displays, mountain and lake-side scenes, and even rendered your first elk on wood ...

Great Book of Wood Burning

by Lora S. Irish - 200 pages (September 2006)
ref bookPyrography techniques, patterns & projects for all skill levels! Pyrography, the art of woodburning, is fully explored in this guide for beginners and experts alike.

Providing details on the four essential pyrography ingredients - temperature, speed of stroke, texture patterns, and layering - this reference also includes chapters on equipment, surface selection and preparation, and finishing techniques ...

Wood Burning Angels

by Sue Waters - 64 pages (August 30, 2003)
ref bookSue Waters skillfully guides readers through all the wood burning steps to create stunning angel art. Three inspirational projects are presented: The Prayer Bench, Puppy Heaven, and Victorian Angel.

Over 240 clear, detailed, full color photographs, three patterns, and concise, step-by-step instructions are included. The detailed text provides full listings of all tools necessary to successfully complete these projects, ranging from the wood stock and burning tips employed to the varnish required to seal the work. Every step is carefully explained ...

Learn to Burn:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography
ref bookKnown as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire" woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft.

Award-winning artist and pyrographer Si Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. His expert lessons teach you all of the essential techniques, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing ...

Wildlife Designs: Original Patterns for Your Favorite Craft

by Sue Walters - 112 pages (April 1, 2006)
ref bookVersatility is the main attraction of this manual that offers 30 handsome wildlife illustrations and 10 border designs suitable for transfer.

Information is included about techniques for transferring both line and tonal patterns, illustrations are marked to show how to isolate parts of the design to use in conjunction with other images or alone, and the use of computers and copiers to modify patterns is also discussed ...

Learning the Art of Pyrography

by Al Chapman - 64 pages (October 1, 1999)
ref bookThe art of pyrography, burning designs into wood and many other materials, can add a special touch to any project, including wooden trunks and jewelry, wildlife carvings, leather pictures, and paper collages.

In this book, Al Chapman will explain the different tools and mediums that can be used, and will show you in detail how to use them for different effects. You will learn several methods of transferring a pattern onto your piece of wood or leather ...

The Complete Pyrography

by Stephen Poole - 160 pages (June 30, 1996)
ref bookEvery area of the craft comes with clear instructions: where to find designs, what tools and equipment to make or buy, and how to construct your own wire-point instruments, as well as how to produce lifelike textures, master the art of shading techniques, select the proper color, enhance wood-turned objects, and protect finishes.

A photo gallery of winning projects is accompanied by tips on marketing and selling your work ...

Designs for Pyrography and Other Crafts

by Norma Gregory - 117 pages (August 28, 2003)
ref bookCompiled by an acclaimed knitwear designer and teacher, this collection of 350 knitted edgings, borders and trims runs the gamut of styles.

A wealth of individual project ideas are featured for ribbed edges, ruffles, lace, fringes, flora, and garters. Color photographs accompany each of the designs, which rely upon readily available yarns ...

Pyrography Designs

by Norma Gregory - 112 pages (December 31, 1999)
ref bookThis imaginative collection provides complete themes to copy easily onto a wood surface.

Illustrated instructions show how to trace, enlarge or reduce, and transfer designs; add color, and apply finishes. Patterns feature wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, close-ups of flowers and fruits, holiday symbols, as well as borders, multisided themes, and details to enhance any project ...

The Art of Woodburning: 30 Useful ... Projects

by Betty Auth - 128 pages (June 30, 2001)
ref bookWoodburning, or pyrography, is the art of burning decorative designs or pictures into a wooden surface with a penlike tool.

Unlike so many types of woodcraft, it presents few barriers to the beginner as the basic tools are inexpensive and it is relatively safe and clean.

Auth, an artist who has been featured on HGTV's Home Matters and in numerous craft magazines, offers an excellent ... © 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Woodburning with Style

by Simon Easton - 208 pages (August 1, 2010)
ref bookPyrography Lessons and Projects with a Modern Flair ...

Just as there is often a story behind a handcrafted piece, there is a story behind Woodburning with Style. That story begins with award-winning woodburning artist Simon Easton, who has dubbed his creations "wood tattoos" because they remind him of getting a tattoo - both mark a surface, and both can be used to commemorate an event or communicate a feeling.

His progressive teaching style imparts guidance while letting crafters find their own creative niche with the art form. Beginner's will want to learn more and experienced pyrographers will be inspired ...
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