books by Lora S Irish

The Art of Spoon Carving and Leather Burning


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 !!!!


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.

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