5 Best Books To Get You Burning
See our list of our favourite pyrography books! There’s something for every one here, basics for beginners, fine techniques for advanced artists and loads of incredible project ideas if you’re just looking for inspiration.
Woodburning Made Easy Pyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. If you’ve ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started. All you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool to begin adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. Nationally recognized pyrography artist Lora S. Irish makes it easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques.
Discover the Decorative Craft of Woodburning Award-winning artist Simon Easton shows how to “write with fire” in this easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography. Easton guides you through the basics of woodburning, from purchasing tools and materials to setup and safety. He explains how to master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing.
Whether you re a complete beginner or an accomplished pyrography artist, you re bound to find exciting ideas in this book. You ll also find helpful advice inside on choosing a woodburning system, creating your own patterns, making practice boards, staying safe and keeping your woodburner clean. A full-colour gallery presents a stunning array of projects from international artists to stir your imagination and spark your creativity.
This is a good one, the projects are well instructed and adaptable, there is plenty of illustration and a good section on craft fairs and selling work. Full of ideas as well as instructions.
Focus is mainly on a hotwire machine (although there is plenty of stuff written about solid point, the projects were more geared towards a hot wire) but this is the author’s preference so I can’t complain.
Although 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.