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Pyrography Workbook

A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning

Author - Sue Walters
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Pyrography, meaning to draw with fire, is a versatile art form that dates back to the Victorian age and continues to thrive today because of its beauty and endless possibilities.

Learn everything you need to know to create stunning pyrography with 3 step-by-step projects, original patterns, and a gallery of award-winning work. Offers inspiration and sound practical information that will open your eyes to the artistic potential of this captivating art form.

A best-seller! Renowned pyrographer Sue Walters teaches you everything you need to know to create stunning pyrography artwork with three step-by-step projects, original patterns, and an inspiring gallery of work. Includes information on equipment, safety, materials, pattern preparation, techniques and 3 projects; a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced.

Build your skill level through these step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners! Inside Pyrography Workbook, author Sue Walters explores:
  • Practical and necessary aspects of safety and work area setup
  • Equipment and timber selection
  • Preparing the wood and transferring the design
  • Special nib techniques and how to apply them
  • Textures, patterns, and unusual pyrographical variations
  • Burning on leather, gourds, bark, and other materials
  • The integration and use of color in pyrography

Woodworkers interested in woodburning will build their skill level through these three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners.

They will learn how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, coloring, and finishing a project. Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners. Numerous techniques are also discussed, including solar, negative, relief, engraving, torch, and hot wire. The most difficult area for burners-how to realistically create animal fur, feathers, and eyes-is addressed.

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Weight 1.306250
Series None
Pages 144
Size 8.5" x 11" x .37"
Author Sue Walters
Author Sue Walters
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Internationally-renowned Australian pyrographer, Sue Walters, is a self-taught woodburner. She has won numerous international pyrographic art awards including 2002 and 2003 Australian Society of Miniature Art International Competition, 2003 Melbourne Working with Wood Woodworking Competition, 2002 Australian National Woodcarving Competition, 2002 Canadian Woodcarving Championships, 2001 Ontario Woodcarvers Association Championships, 2001 Ottawa Woodcarving Championships, and 2001 Hawkwind Wood Carvers Competition.

Sue Walters is a frequent contributor to Wood Carving Illustrator and Scroll Saw Workshop magazines. She is the owner of the website, the Pyro Newsletter, and the Pyro Classroom Online which offers one-on-one communications and a message board for pyrographers.

She resides in Upwey, Victoria, Australia.

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