Year: 2017

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Free Wood Carving and Wood Burning Projects

Celtic knot pyrography wood burning patternCeltic Knot Birds Postage Stamp
Step-by-step pyrography project featuring a Celtic Knot Bird in a Postage Stamp design.

 

 

 

 

 

Wood burned owl of watercolor paperPyrography on Paper
Learn how to use watercolor paper, and other artist quality papers for your wood burning patterns.  Create your own greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and journal covers using watercolor paper and your pyrography pen.

 

 

Leather Purse Pyrography SamplesLeather Purse Pyrography
Explore leather as a pyrography media in the construction and burning of this Greenman Slop Bag.  Worked from a scrap package, available through many leather supply stores, this projects is a great practice board for those who wish to learn leather burning.

 

 

Mule Deer Relief Carving by Lora IrishMule Deer Relief Carving Seminar
This Mule Deer Buck Relief Carving Project, by Lora Irish, is an in-depth, step-by-step tutorial for the first time carver. As we work through each step to this relief wood carving we will explore the basic techniques, tools, and process to create the Mule Deer portrait, feather border, and arrow-head design. Includes two free Lora S. Irish patterns.

 

 

 

 

Tiki Chess Set by Lora IrishWhittle Tiki Chess Set Carving
The free online wood carving project is perfect for the new beginner carve to learn the basic cuts, tools, and techniques used in wood carving. This project includes a free download wood carving pattern package featuring 18 patterns for this chess set.

 

Free Chip Carving ProjectChip Carving Seminar
This wonderful style of wood carving uses geometric and free form cut chips to create intricate designs. This free seminar is only being offered here on my blog, so please lets your friends and fellow carvers on your favorite message boards know!

 

 

 

 

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Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving

Wood Carving a Basic Wooden Spoon

Today the steps for carving a basic wooden spoon have been posted on my new page – Wood Carving a Basic Wooden Spoon.    So go grab your carving kit, gloves, and a 3″ by 1 1/2″ x 12″ basswood blank and join me as we work through the general steps needed to create your own kitchen stirring spoon.

Now before we begin – before some retired mechanical engineer writes me that my project spoon is not a perfectly dissected ovoid or that my handle is not absolutely parallel to the center line of the bowl – just let me say that spoon carving is an art form that has natural imperfections.

Handmade spoons have dings, dents, bends, wobble curves, and even warping handles.  No matter how hard you try to sand your spoon perfectly smooth I guarantee that you will discover an area of five that need a little more attention.  If you want a “perfect spoon” buy one.  If you want to have fun, enjoy your carving, and be really creative … Carve One!

The Art of Spoon Carving Project

The Art of Spoon Carving
Discover why I carve spoons!
Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving, Traditional Spoon Styles and Shapes.
Four Methods to  Cutting a Spoon Blank
Wood Carving a Basic Wooden Spoon

The Art of Spoon Carving

Please share with your family, friends, and fellow carvers!

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Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving

Styles of Wood Carved Spoons

 

using a draw knife in wood carvingFour Methods for Cutting Your Spoon Blank  Let’s explore the ways in which you can create that rough-cut spoon blank – bench knife, draw knife, coping saw, and scroll saw.  This article includes the links to our Cross Crafting Seminar that takes an in-depth look at using a scroll saw in our wood carving and pyrography projects with three free Lora S. Irish patterns.

 

Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood CarvingDid you know that there are literally dozens of different styles and designs of wooden spoons, forks, knives, ladles, and spatulas that you can carve with a bench knife, bent round gouge, and a draw knife.  Check out Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving, Traditional Spoon Styles and Shapes. All of the spoons, forks, knives, scoops, and spatulas patterns shown here are available in Lora S. Irish’s newest book – The Art of Spoon Carving – available at Amazon.com.

The Art of Spoon CarvingDiscover why I carve spoons!

The top spoon in this photo, the one that is black with age is between 125 to 100 years old and was my great grandmother Elsie Burchinal’s spoon.  She handed it on to my grandmother, who gave it to my mother, and today it has an honored place in my kitchen spoon jar.

 

The Art of Spoon CarvingThe Art of Spoon Carving

Wood carving is coming back into style, and making kitchen utensils is among the easiest ways to learn the craft. This beautifully illustrated guide by master woodcrafter Lora S. Irish teaches the basics of wooden spoon carving. Perfect for beginners, the book presents 12 step-by-step projects that illustrate a variety of historic carving styles.

A selection of mix-and-match patterns offer suggestions for creating dozens of unique designs for spoons and other implements — forks, ladles, dippers, spatulas, knives, pie servers, and scoops. In addition to clear, detailed directions accompanied by helpful drawings, inspiring photographs illustrate decorative ideas for using the carved spoons in kitchen wreaths, centerpieces, and other ornaments. A great gift for crafters seeking a new hobby, this book is loaded with stylish designs for handmade treasures.

Ready to mix some color?  Learn how to create a full palette range of colors, tones, and pastels using just eight craft paints – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and white.  This Color Wheel Flower project includes a free wood carving, pyrography, gourd art pattern by Lora S. Irish.

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books by Lora S Irish

The Art of Spoon Carving and Leather Burning

NEW POST

Painting a Color Wheel for Pyrography, Gourd Art, and Wood Carving
Painting a Color Wheel  Pyrography, Gourd Art, Wood Carving

Learn how easy it is to mix a full range of tonal values, pure hues, and color shading using just 8 paint colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, white, and black.
Project includes a free Lora S. Irish pattern.
Please SHARE with your family, friends, and fellow crafters !!!!

TWO NEW BOOKS!

Yes, I’m shouting … and jumping up and down with joy!

I would never have imagined back in 1995 when I sent my first manuscript, Classic Carving Patterns, to Taunton Press that today I would be holding the 27th and 28th carving-pyrography-pattern books in my hands.

My sincerest thanks to each and every Lora S. Irish reader and fan for allowing me to enjoy such a wonderful career as an author and crafts woman.

The Art of Spoon CarvingThe Art of Spoon Carving
Discover why I carve spoons!

Wood carving is coming back into style, and making kitchen utensils is among the easiest ways to learn the craft. This beautifully illustrated guide by master woodcrafter Lora S. Irish teaches the basics of wooden spoon carving. Perfect for beginners, the book presents 12 step-by-step projects that illustrate a variety of historic carving styles.

A selection of mix-and-match patterns offer suggestions for creating dozens of unique designs for spoons and other implements — forks, ladles, dippers, spatulas, knives, pie servers, and scoops. In addition to clear, detailed directions accompanied by helpful drawings, inspiring photographs illustrate decorative ideas for using the carved spoons in kitchen wreaths, centerpieces, and other ornaments. A great gift for crafters seeking a new hobby, this book is loaded with stylish designs for handmade treasures.

Art of Leather Bu7rning

Art of Leather Burning
New Lora S. Irish Book

Legendary wood and leather crafter Lora Susan Irish focuses solely on leather pyrography techniques and projects for the first time in this book. She presents instructions for a dozen easy-to-make projects, including jewelry, wallets, journals, and belts, in a spectacular array of patterns ranging from American West and Celtic motifs to wildlife and tattoo-inspired imagery. The completed projects are perfect for gift-giving or personal use.

Moving from tools and supplies to pyrography and leather crafting basics; pattern techniques; leather selection; and the projects themselves, the book includes detailed, step-by-step directions with full-color photographs. Sidebars and tips offer helpful hints. This invaluable guide is ideal for experienced crafters as well as those who wish to acquire leather-crafting and leather-burning skills.

Browse the full listing of Lora S. Irish books.

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What do you want to do today?

With a long, three-day weekend coming up in the US, you will have lots of time to fill with fun, new projects.  Below are just a few of the ideas you will find here at LSIrish.com or at my carving-pyrography pattern website, ArtDesignsStudio.com.

So … what would you like to do today?

 

 PYROGRAPHY WOOD CARVING
Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal CoverGreenman Leather Journal
free wood carving cane instructions by Lora IrishTwistie Stick Snake Carving
pyrography burned leather purseGreenman Slop Bag
Carving the Wood Spirit
Colored Pencil Portraits, Adult ColoringAdult Coloring E-Project
Mule Deer Relief Wood Carving Free ProjectMule Deer Relief Carving
woodcarving walking sticksCane Carving Patterns
Styles of Pyrography E-BookStyles of Pyrography
E-Project
wood burned leather jewelryLeather Necklace Projects General measuring supplies for relief wood carving and whittling
Carving Tool Kit
 Pyrography e-Project by Lora IrishMayan High Priest E-Project Chip Carving e-Project by Lora IrishChip Carving Basics
Henna Tattoo Moon Face PlaqueHenna Moon

 

Free Mountain Man Cane Pattern by Lora IrishFree Mountainman Project
Cross Crafting Wood Carving. Pyrography, and Scroll Saw Free ProjectSpoon Carving & Burning
 Levels in Relief Carving
colored pencils and pyrographyColored Pencils in Pyro

 

 chip carving game boardChip Carving Seminar
Celtic knot pyrography wood burning patternCeltic Knot Pyrography
 Ice Fishing Decoys
Mushroom Doodles Pyrography ProjectMushroom DoodlesCeltic Dragon Wood Carving by Lora IrishCeltic Dragon Carving
Sampler Pattern Package
126 line art patterns
Free Lora Irish Mule Deer Carving PatternMule Deer Pattern Package

For more ideas, instructions, tutorials,
projects, and free patterns
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