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Learn Pyrography, Wood Burning, with Lora S. Irish!



Learn in this free, online pyrography project how easy it is to add pyrography burnings to small leather boot belts, leather belts, and leather wrist bands.  Step-by-step instruction and free wood burning patterns.

Pyrography Leather Boot Belt, Part One Construction

Pyrography Leather Boot Belt, Part Two, Leather Burning


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


Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving, Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving
Traditional Spoon Styles and Shapes.
Did 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.

Hand carved wooden spoons make a perfect media for your next pyrography project.

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

Cross-Crafting Scroll Saw Spoon Blankswood carving a wooden spoon

Cross crafting is simple using different hobbies
to achieve your finished project. This multi-page
project covers using a scroll saw to cut your
spoon blank, how to shape your spoon, and then
how to add a wood burned design.

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

How to Download Step-by-step text file instructions

Pyrography Pen Tips by Irish    Pyrography Pen Tips, free Lora Irish pdf
Learn what type of stroke and shading the most common pen tips create.

Toxicity in Pyrography and Wood Carving – Simple, common sense ideas to avoid the potential health hazards in your art studio.



wood burned leather jewelryLeather Burned Jewlery
Discover the fun of leather pyrography in this free, online,
Lora S. Irish project with five free wood burning patterns.





colored pencils and pyrographyColored Pencils  –  Artist quality, colored pencils are a perfect coloring agent for your next wood burning project.  This projects takes you through the steps to scroll saw cut your Wood Spirit face, the wood burning steps, and then adding the color pencil skin and hair tones.





pyrography burned leather purseLeather Purse Pyrography, Greenman
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.


Leather Purse Pyrography, Double-Needle Stitching
Step-by-step instructions for stitching the sides, pockets, and handle straps to your Greenman Slop Bag.




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.






Shadows in a pyrography wood burningPhotography for Pyrography
March 10th, 2015 – Let’s take a close look at how your photographs can be used for your next pyrography project, and how the color, shadow, and light of  those photos affect the tonal values of your wood burning.  Today we will start by defining the important terms that are used in describing light, shadows, colors, arrangements, and designs that we use in wood burning.



wood burning, pyrographyContrasting Tonal Values
Learn how to use contrasting tonal values to create dramatic depth in your landscape, scenery, and wildlife wood burning.




Country Church Wood BurningFading Pyrography Projects
Discover why those older pyrography projects appear to fade over time. 
This realistic landscape, featuring an abandoned car, a wooden fence line, and an old barn, uses the black and white sepia tones of the burn to bring the old car into the forefront of the finished design.




Pyrography 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.

Pyrography Doodle Mushroom, step 12
Mushroom Pyrography Doodles
The textures, strokes, and shading on our pyrography does not have to be subtle, graduated shadings. This project takes your wood burning to a totally new level by using small, intrigue designs as your fill burnings.



Fundamentals and Techniques of Pyrography

Explore the basic tools, supplies, and techniques used in wood burning and pyrography. Learn the difference between wood burning tool s – one temperature and variable temperature units. Discover what patterns, textures, and burn strokes each pen tip creates, then work those wood burning strokes on a practice board. Enjoy the tutorials on tonal values, the dark through light-colored burnings the create the three-dimensional pyrography for your patterns and designs.

The Basic Wood Burning Tool – One Temperature and Variable Temperature Units, Pen Tips
Wood Burning Technique Samples – Art Styles used in Pyrography
Basic Wood Burning Strokes and Textures – Sample Wood Burning Strokes

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Pyrography Practice Boards – Sample Practice Boards
Simple Pyrography Shading – Sea Dragon Circle Project
Tonal Value Sepia Worksheet – Creating a Practice Board Sepia Chart

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Wood Burning Sepia Values – Mule Deer Portrait Project
Contrasting Tonal Values – Grandpa’s Pride, Abandoned Car Project
Mapping Your Pyrography Pattern – Flamingo Project

Mule Deer PyrographyWood Burning Sepia ValuesTonal Values Pyorgraphy by Lora Irish Contrasting Tonal ValuesFlamingoMapping Your Pyrography Pattern

Pyrography, Working in Layers – Red Hen in Knitting Basket Project
Daisy Pattern – Long Black-Eyed Susan Daisy Project
Coloring Wood Burned Projects – Old Time Fireman Project

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Coloring Wood Burnings with Colored Pencils – Steam Punk Star Project

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In-depth, step-by-step instructions, including a free pyrography pattern by Lora Irish. Learn how to create the shading that gives your pyrography project depth. Explore how to burn animal fur and hair, wood grain, human faces, and fun doodle patterns.

Carousel Horse Wood Burning – Your First Wood Burning
Wood Burning Animal Fur and Hair – Cow Portrait Project
Blue Heron Tavern Pyrography – Blue Heron Duck Decoys Project

Colored Pencil HorseCarousel Horse
Beginner’s Project
cow pattern animal fur textures pyrography basicsWood Burning
Animal Fur and Hair
Pyrography Seashore Birds Project Blue Heron Tavern Pyrography

Pyrography Holiday Cards – Three Snowmen Christmas Card
Wine Caddy Sunflower Design – Sunflower Project
Pyrography Steps for Portrait Burning – Fairy Pixie Portrait

Christmas card pyrography project Pyrography Holiday
Christmas Cards
Wine Holder Wood Carving Project Wine Caddy
Sunflower Design
Pixie Portrait Pyrography Steps
Portrait Burning

Wood Burning the American Hero – 911 Fireman Project
Cougar Pyrography Project – Mountain Lion Project
Pyrography Doodles – 1950’s Retro Mushroom Project Post #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

fireman-4sm-150x150 Wood Burning
American Hero
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Pyrography Project
Pyrography Doodle Mushroom, step 14 Pyrography Doodles

Pyrography Feather Border 1 – American Indian Feather Border Project, Post #2
Ceremonial Mask Pyrography Project – Native American Mask Project, Post #2, # 3, #4, #5

Pyrography Leather Journal – Mythological Griffin Journal Project

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Feather Border
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Leather Journal


E-Books, E-Projects, and E-Project Bundles available through Lora Irish’s pyrography pattern website:  Art Designs Studio

Mayan High Priest Pyrography E-Book
spaceExclusive Designs by Lora S. Irish, 33 Page e-Project, Ready for Download
Art Styles of Pyrography by Lora Irish
spaceExclusive Irish Book, Art Styles of Pyrography, 190 pages, 15 projects, Ready for Download
Animal Portraits Pyrography E-Project
spaceExclusive Lora S. Irish Book, 41 pages, 3 in-depth projects, Ready for Download
Pyrography Doodles E-Book
space6 In-Depth Step-by-Step Projects, Includes Pyrography Doodles Pattern Package
Ceremonial Masks Pyrography E-Book
spaceExclusive Lora S. Irish Book, 41 pages, 2 in-depth projects, great beginner’s techniques

Mayan High Priest Pyrography Project Mayan High Priest PyrographyStyles of Pyrography by Lora Irish Art Styles of
Animal Portrait Pyrography by IrishAnimal Portraits Pyrography
Pyrography Doodle Patterns by Lora IrishPyrography Doodles E-BookCeremonial Masks Pyrography Project by IrishCeremonial Masks PyrographyComing Soon!
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E-Book by Lora Irish

Pyrography Hardcopy Books by Lora S. Irish, available through

Great Book of Woodburning by Lora Irish
space200 pages of techniques, instructions, step-by-step projects, 25 patterns and designs
Arts & Crafts Pyrography by Lora Irish
space144 pages of techniques for wood, leather, gourd, paper, and fabric, 35 projects

Great Book of Woodburning by Lora S Irish Great Book of WoodburningArts and Crafts Pyrography by Lora S Irish Art & Craft Pyrography

Lora S. Irish, available on our pattern and designs website, Art Designs Studio.

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