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The Art of Woodburning

Pyrography projects, techniques and inspiration

Daniel Wright


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A new edition of this practical introduction to Pyrography, the art of decorating wood using heated tools.

The art of fire-writing is returning trend, and there is no better way to learn the technique and inspire yourself than through this updated edition of Daniel Wright's ultimate introduction to pyrography.

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 watercolour techniques, he demonstrates many exciting methods and traditional ways of wood burning to create myriad patterns, pictures and motifs including landscapes, trees, flowers, animals and buildings.

Information is included 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. With each new technique, a project is introduced by Daniel to help you learn and explore your new skill - from burning your own chessboard to a stunning fairytale stool design for your little one's bedroom. Finally, advice and demonstrations are provided on decorating old wooden objects, revitalizing much-loved pieces by working patterns into their worn textured surfaces.

This book will inspire, entertain and instruct you, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced pyrographer.

Search Press, 9781782216773, 112pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2018

About the Author

Daniel Wright is a freelance woodturner and artist living in Hadleigh in Suffolk, England. He has had a passion for pyrography since he bought his first machine at the age of eleven. Since then, he has developed his own technique and style. He is a qualified teacher with a degree in Visual Arts, and teaches and runs workshops in primary schools. In his spare time, he plays flugelhorn in a championship standard brass band and is a keen football supporter.