LSIrish.com is Lora Irish’s teaching table, where she shares years of wood carving, pyrography, and craft experiences through her free online projects and tutorials. Currently Irish’s blog features over 550 pages of free instructions with dozens of her free carving, wood burning, and painting patterns. Lora’s focuses her teaching on the beginner, offering clear step by step instructions to the basic techniques used in our crafts and hobbies.
As you browse through this wood carving magazine styled blog we hope that you will discovers hours of DIY projects. Please bookmark our site so that you can return again and again.
Lora Irish’s wood Carving, pyrography, and craft pattern store is featured at Art Designs Studio. This is the only pattern store on the web that offers Lora’s full pattern package, Adobe Illustrator enhanced designs, and the newest patterns available. All other sites fall short on content and high on prices. And only through Art Designs Studio do you get direct, personal response from the artist and author.
Free PDF e-Projects available at Art Designs Studio
Blue Heron Pyrography
Learn the basics to laying out a pyrography pattern, how to create layers of shading to slowly develop and control your dark and light tonal values, and how to add fine detailing.
Pyrography Leather Journal
Have fun creating your own artist’s journal using watercolor paper, leather covers, raffia binding. Includes the steps to lacing a book binding. Learn how to wood burn on leather and add painted highlights and accents.
Your First Carving
If you are new to wood carving this free Lora Irish PDF e-book is a must. Follow Irish as she teaches you the basics to carving tools, sharpening, wood preparation, and working in layers.
Levels in Relief Wood Carving
Relief carving is a wonderful carving style for the home hobbyist. Learn how to divide a complex landscape into background, mid-ground, and foreground layers for easy carving.
Fretwork Butterfly Quilt Art
Scroll saw is widely enjoyed wood working craft that uses silhouettes and fretwork cut-outs to create their projects. In Lora Irish’s free applique quilt PDF project she shows you how to use the vast pattern resources available to the quilter using scroll saw patterns.