Many books have been published in both eBook and print format, and you might find there are some books at your local library on the subject.
Popular Books Online
Some very famous books written about pyrography include Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to the Art of Woodburning by Sue Walters and Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners by Lora Irish, amongst many others.
Sue Walters is a renowned pyrographer throughout the trade and her book covers all the basics as well as provides designs for beginner, intermediate and expert pyrography artists.
It goes over a huge range of techniques and explains how to burn on many different materials, as well as all the tools that can be used. She also gives pointers on how to do some of the more difficult techniques, like drawing animal fur, feathers, and eyes.
Lora Irish’s book walks you through all the basic techniques of pyrography and tells you about the different tools and materials you can use. It also has 7 step-by-step projects that will take through a range of techniques and styles. It’s great for beginners.
Both books have good reviews and are best-sellers. They are only two among a great many available on Amazon and other sites like Goodreads.
The Pros of Having a Book as a Beginner
When starting out in any craft, teaching yourself will always be somewhat of a challenge. However, having something in front of you with clear instructions and photographs can make it so much easier and enjoyable.
When there are so many books available for beginners written by well known and expert pyrographers it would be a shame almost to not take advantage of the resources there for you.
A book can take you through all the information you need to know to start you off, as well as providing examples of techniques to make your pyrography stand out.
When choosing a book, while some are relatively timeless and will prove helpful ten years after it was written, it helps to have at least one or two very up-to-date books. This ensures all the information you’re reading about tools, nibs and materials are accurate and relevant to you.
Books for the Expert
Just because a lot of books are written with beginners in mind doesn’t mean they can’t be incredibly useful to well-practised and expert pyrographers as well. Some books will be goldmines of new techniques and interesting designs that will challenge and inspire even a veteran of the art.
The advancement of technology has meant that the internet is now a treasure trove of information for crafters and artists, so finding a book suitable to you online will be easy for anyone, regardless of their level of expertise.
Along with eBooks you can buy books online and have them sent to you in print format, so even if reading online isn’t your thing there is still a way.