by Lora Irish
This is an excellent guide for getting started in pyrography, teaching the fundamentals of burning images on wood, gourds, leather and even paper. It begins with an introduction to the tools and materials needed, and follows with an overview of key techniques such as writing, shading and detailing.
The author covers setting up a practice board, experimenting with stroke and timing to get different tones, and adjusting temperature to obtain various effects. Six skill-building exercises are presented, each covering a specific technique. Includes detailed instructions, photos, patterns and helpful tips.