The purpose of this Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning Review is to help you determine whether the product is worth the asking price.
Rated as the best pyrography book so far, and written by a skilled, experienced pyrographer, this guidebook is one of the best ever written for people who are eager to learn how to write with fire.
For beginners, this workbook provides the basics required to kick start your learning journey.
For advanced and experienced burners, this book is intended to help you think through the beauty of wood art and explore the endless possibilities of what you could create.
Who Wrote this Book?
This book was written by Sue Walters after months of writing with fire. Sue was working in the horticulture industry before she started doing Pyrography.
She developed an interest in the art after receiving a wood burner as a present. Shortly after, she started creating high quality art designs for the tourism industry in her country.
Having shifted focus from farming flowers to dedicating her time to experiment with the beauty and endless possibilities of this art, Walters continues to test different pyrography techniques, and she shares her knowledge with every beginner as well as those who already have advanced skills in the field.
Who should buy this workbook?
If you are a beginner who wants to learn the basics of Pyrography from an experienced author and artist, this book is for you.
If you are an intermediate wood burner who’s looking for some project ideas, this book will walk you through some unique options that you won’t find anywhere else.
And if you are an advanced Pyrographer who is looking for a more challenging project, this book has something for you.
Because Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning is complete, all-rounded, and in-depth, it is worth the asking price.
What Will You Learn from the Book?
Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning teaches you everything you need to know about wood burning tools.
Sue Walters recommends only the best materials for the project, from the right type of wood to use to the best pyrography pens to buy for the project.
2. Work Area
Knowing the best materials to use for Pyrography is one thing. Getting your work area ready for the project is another one altogether.
This workbook teaches you everything you need to know to create a perfect, safe work environment for the creative art.
You already know by now that pyrography is all about writing with fire. Electrical heat is involved, which means safety precautions are necessary.
In case you are not up to speed yet, safety concerns led to the design of safe pyrography tools, like the Wall Lenk LTR100 Temperature Regulator.
In this book, you will learn the ins and outs of everything safety.
Once you learn how to keep yourself safe when working with tools and woods, you can work on any project without worrying about anything bad happening to you, your equipment, or someone around you when working.
4. Sample Projects
The Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning is a unique book of a kind.
That’s because it doesn’t just teach you how to choose woods and tools for pyrography, but also it provides you with example projects that you can work on.
For beginners looking for project ideas to try, this book provides more than half a dozen options.
Sue Walters provides a step-by-step guide for each sample project, so you can follow the tutorial along to get the most out of this guide. The tutorials make burning with fire fun.
For continuing burners, the sample projects are a good option to add to your existing collection of project ideas.
And for advanced Pyrographers, the sample projects can teach a lesson or two, like applying proper shading and thinking outside the box when choosing woodburning patterns.
5. Color, Patterns and Animal Coating Techniques
Sue Walters has put together unique content on color as it related to pyrography. With 8 pages dedicated on the right way to color when writing with fire, you are going to learn a lot on how to make your project look great to the eyes of the viewer.
The Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning also teaches you about the best patterns that Walters has ever designed in her Pyrography journey.
With more than 15 page dedicated solely to patterns, you are set to learn a lot to improve your artistic skills.
The author also dedicates about 8 pages of the book to animal coating techniques based on personal experience.
What Sample Projects Does Sue Walters Include in the Book?
By my count, Sue Walters take you through four main sample projects in-depth, although she has printed more ideas in the gallery section of the book. The sample projects are as follow:
1. Duck and Bulrushes
This is a project for beginners. Once you have familiarized yourself with equipment, known how to create a suitable work area, and gone through the safety standards of pyrography as an art, feel free to experiment with this beginner’s project.
2. Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle is a suitable project for intermediate wood burners, aka artists who’ve passed the beginner stage and are ready to scale to the next level. Again, Sue Walters walks you through this project, step-by-step without skipping any step.
This is the most advanced sample project presented in this book. While this one is usually for experienced and advanced Pyrographers, intermediate wood burners can try the project to determine how skilled they’ve become so far.
- The book is written by an artist with years of experience in pyrography
- The workbook is suitable for all levels of pyrography, from beginner to advance
- You can purchase this workbook separately if you do not have plans to buy the Basic Woodburning Kit
- There really are none! Great price, great content, and delivered by a very accomplished artist.