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Solid-Point Pyrography.

Solid-Point Pyrography

Lisa Shackleton

The GMC Group

9781784945206, $14.95, PB, 96pp,

Synopsis: Pyrography or pyrogravure is the free handed art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. (Wikipedia)

Living with her family in West Yorkshire, England, Lisa Shackleton started pyrography as a hobby and very quickly fell in love with it. She is now one of the leading exponents of solid-point pyrography in the UK, and demonstrates at many of the major woodturning shows in the UK and abroad.

In the illustrated pages of "Solid-Point Pyrography" Lisa has created a thoroughly 'user friendly' beginner's guide to the art and practice of solid-point pyrography. The solid-point woodburning tool is reasonably prices and easy to use, with a variety of tips for drawing, shading and mark making, providing a quick and cost-effective introduction to this wonderfully creative and enjoyable ancient craft.

Critique: "Solid-Point Pyrography" is comprised of 15 simple and deftly presented step-by-step solid-point projects suitable for the absolute beginner. Also provided is a wealth of useful and practical information on equipment and techniques, to guide the aspiring wood burning hobbiest though every step of the way. Whether decorating a wooden bangle or producing a pleasing work of art, "Solid-Point Pyrography" is all that is needed to become an accomplished wood burning artist--making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to personal and community library Hobby/Crafts instructional reference collections.

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Date:Dec 1, 2019
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