The Art of Leather Burning: Step-by-Step Pyrography Techniques

yhst-137970348157658_2482_80224810The Art of Leather Burning: Step-by-Step Pyrography Techniques

Leather craft is beautiful. I realize there are some of you that are thinking anyone that wears leather is mean. I do not think so. I am of the mind that eating beef is ok. I know that if cows were not killed for meat they would quickly overpopulate the land and starve for lack of feeding grounds. I personally do not want to see starving cattle. I also do not want to waste any part of the magnificent animal whose life was taken for me to have a meal. That is why I have no problem wearing leather. If you agree you will love “The Art of Leather Burning: Step-by-Step Pyrography Techniques” written by Lora Susan Irish.

This book not only teaches the reader pyrography techniques, it also shows how to create the leather crafts on which to display your new art form. Twelve easy to make projects are included. Instructions for using different styles of pyrography pens, which types of tips give what results and how to combine different techniques are covered in the book. Wonderful gift idea.

Project patterns are included in the back of the book.

Chapters Include:

  • Pyrography and Tools and Supplies
  • Basic Pyrography Techniques
  • Tonal Values
  • Simple Pattern Techniques
  • Basics of Leather
  • Simple Leathercrafting Techniques
  • Pyrography Practice Board
  • Pyrography Projects


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.

Ready to Buy? Head over to Dover Publications and get ya a copy.
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