Pyrography - Woodburning Books

Books on the art of Pyrography & Woodburning

Below are some of the top selling Pyrography books (in addition to mine, of course!) that I have found on the market. In association with Amazon I can now offer them to you at the low prices only Amazon offer.

When I started burning there were only a couple of decent instructional books on the market. Most were just patterns with very limited instruction. As a result I learned by trial and error. When I started teaching everyone asked me to write a book for people who couldn't take my classes. Well I did that back in 2002 when I published my first book but it was for more advanced burners who wanted to do portraits from photographs. To this day it is still the only pyrography book of it's kind. I published my second book Pyrography 101 in 2003 and to this date both are still best sellers including my other two books.

I'm glad to finally see that Fox Chapel Publishing has recognized the need for books on the subject.  They have now  published three instructional books on pyrography. Perhaps watching all my books fly off the shelves was enough of an indicator that we needed more books on the subject and if they publish them, people will buy them. Guess what, they did and yes, people are buying Pyrography books!

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Pyrography Books by Nedra Denison

All 4 of my Pyrography books: "Lifelike Pyrography From Photographs", Pyrography 101", "Pyrography Patterns" & "The Art of Pyrography" can all be found by Clicking here. If you are outside the USA please check the Links page for dealers & distributors who are stocking my books.

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Big Book of Pyrography Projects
From Fox Chapel Publishing

I am sold out of this book & will not be re-ordering. You can now order it through my Amazon Associates page.

If you've ever wanted to take up the creative art of pyrography, here's the perfect place to start. Big Book of Pyrography Projects is packed with tips, tricks, and inspiration. All you need is this big book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, paper, gourds, and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. Leading pyrography artists and authors show you how to complete 23 of their favorite projects, from realistic portraits and landscape scenes to stylized frames, platters, boxes, bowls, and birdhouses. Applications in both fine and decorative art are presented in traditional designs as well as modern innovations. 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-color gallery presents a stunning array of projects from international artists to stir your imagination and spark your creativity

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Big Book of Pyrography Projects. 

Doodling Borders for Wood Burning, Gourds, & Drawing
By Bettie Lake

Patterns are so much a part of our lives that we often take them for granted. There are times when an artist working in any medium needs to create a pattern with specific complexity or form. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of drawing twenty-five patterns for wood burning and gourd decoration with different variations and shading techniques and applying and adapting the patterns with an easy drawing method. Learn how to improve your drawing skills while applying interest to the patterns as you use them in abstract compositions, create your own variations, and confidently enter your work in gourd or wood burning competitions. Also included are tips and suggestions for wood burning artists who are looking for something not found in typical woodcraft books. Beginning and master gourd artists will find inspiration for designs here, beyond the limited selection offered by clip art and transfers.

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Creative Rims for Gourd Art. 

The Complete Pyrography - Revised Edition
By Stephen Poole

This new revised edition of Stephen Poole's detailed guide to the craft of pyrography is updated with some current work practices and an extended gallery of inspirational work from the very best pyrography artisans. The book comprehensively covers the subject from the history of the craft, materials and equipment required to all the skills to create burnt wood art decoration. The author gives indispensible instruction specifically on pyrography for woodturned objects and how to protect and finish the work. A chapter on advanced techniques gives guidance and tips to add a professional finesse to the work.

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Complete Pyrography Revised Edition. 

Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners

by Lora Irish

Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes it easy for beginners to learn the creative craft of woodburning in Pyrography Basics. All that aspiring beginners need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully
burned images and patterns. The author provides a thorough introduction to basic tools, materials and techniques. Readers learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working
projects with confidence. Seven skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.

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Pyrography Basics: Techniques & Exercises for Beginners.

The Art & Craft of Pyrography: Drawing with Fire on Leather, Gourds, Cloth, Paper, and Wood [Paperback]

By Lora Irish

Inside her new book, 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, hand positions, textures, stroke patterns and more.

Chapters are included on creating tonal values, understanding shadows, adding color to your burnings, and finishing the work. Thirty-five new patterns illustrate the application of fine pyrography across a wide variety of imaginative media, including vegetable tanned leather, dried gourds, cotton fabric, artist paper, chipboard and papier-mache.

Irish is known for her amazingly detailed patterns that positively exude expression, and this book does not disappoint. Each fascinating project includes complete instructions plus photographs of both the finished piece and the work-in-progress across pale, medium, dark and detailed stages.

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The Art and Craft of Pyrography by Lora Irish.

Woodburning Project and Pattern Treasury

By Deborah Pompano

From the simple beauty of a single oak leaf to an elaborate portrait of nature the patterns of wood burning artist, Deborah Pompano are beyond compare. Inside this, her first book, Pompano shares techniques for getting started in wood burning. You 'll learn what 5 tips she recommends, how to create a vast variety of dimension, shade and texture with your woodburner and how to develop your drawing skills for use in pyrography. At the heart of this book is an unbelievable treasure trove of patterns. In this section, you will find individual elements, border patterns, and central images which can be mixed-and-matched to create personal works of art. Or, you can refer to one of the authors complete composition patterns which weave poems and verse with imagery from the natural world to create inspirational wood burnings. The patterns cover a wide spectrum of themes including: harvest, arbor, birds and other wildlife, seaside, clipper ship, teatime, Native American, garden, floral, lighthouse, and much more. The book includes two practice exercises, one step-by-step project and close-up instruction on lettering.

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Woodburning Project and; Pattern Treasury.

Woodburning with Style: Pyrography Lessons, Patterns, and Projects with a Modern Flair
By Simon Easton

In Wood burning with Style, award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton takes the craft of pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," and stands it on end. He describes his fresh, artistic creations as "Wood Tattoos," not only because of the visual similarity in the drawing and creative process, but because each finished piece has a distinctive story to tell.

With his contemporary flair and creative use of pattern and texture, Easton will take you on a journey from the concepts and basics of wood burning to the tips and techniques that will encourage your creativity and develop your style. Nine step-by-step projects -- including coasters, key rings, and a wall clock -- are mixed in with expert lessons covering everything from making simple marks to texturing and lettering.

Regardless of your artistic ability, wood burning is a rewarding craft that's practically infinite in its applications. And with Easton's guidance, you'll quickly find your own creative niche within the art form. So, whether you're a beginner or have been wood burning for years -- Wood burning with Style will inspire and inform you with its beautiful designs, expert techniques, and creative vision. Get Burning!

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Woodburning with Style.

Great Book of Woodburning
By Lora Irish

Pyrography, the art of wood burning, 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. Teaching the way in which the eye comprehends visual tones and translating this knowledge into light and dark values with wood burning tools, this text for all skill levels also provides 30 traceable line patterns that differ in skill and ability.

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Great Book of Woodburning.

Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning
By Sue Walters

Woodworkers interested in wood burning 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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Pyrography Workbook.

Blue Ribbon Techniques: Burning & Texturizing Techniques
By William Veasey

How to use your burning and texturing tools to achieve brilliant results. Crisp step-by-step photographs and instructions will enable the beginner to detail carvings with a minimum of difficulty and magnificent results. It will give the expert blue ribbon ideas that will make the best of show. I found this book to be a great help when learning how to burn feathers.

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Burning and Texturing Methods.

Learning the Art of Pyrography
By Al Chapman

The 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, how to give depth to your pictures with crosshatching, stippling, and flat-edge shading, how to make realistic-looking fur, and how to add shadows and highlights. Chapman's extensive experience with these techniques allows him to give you helpful hints for keeping your pictures realistic looking, with subtle and graceful lines. You will also learn how to use your pyrography techniques on paper, a technique that is useful for borders, collages, or decoupage.

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Learning the Art of Pyrography.

Step-by-Step Pyrography
By Bob Neill

Pyrography, the art of “drawing with fire,” is the irresistible subject of this new title in the popular Step-by-Step series. 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.

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Step by Step Pyrography.

Pyrography Designs
By Norma Gregory

This 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.

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Pyrography Designs by Norma Gregory.

Basic Woodburning
By Sue Waters

For anyone who has ever been interested in trying their hand at the art of wood burning, this book is a delight. Accomplished artist Sue 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. When you close the last page you will be left with the satisfaction only tangible evidence of your new-found skills may provide. You will also have the confidence and skill necessary to explore new creative possibilities on your own. Even the artist familiar with basic wood burning techniques will find new and useful information within these colorful pages.

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Basic Wood Burning.

Introduction to Pyrography: The Art of Wood burning
By Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright's enthusiasm for his subject is beautifully captured in a sequence of clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs and unusual projects. Taking his inspiration from pen and ink, engraving and water color techniques, he demonstrates many exciting methods and traditional ways of working, creating landscapes, trees, flowers, animals and buildings. Information is include on the types of wood to use, how to prepare surfaces, working with the grain and enhancing designs. He goes on to illustrate shading and faux marquetry, and there's a section on using photographs and sketches to produce unique designs. Daniel's individual, whimsical style is the perfect complement to the objects he decorates: bowls, boxes, plates, frames, panels, a chess set, a nursery stool, and more.

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Introduction to Pyrography:The Art of Woodburning.