Books

Lora S Irish is the author of a series of woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books.  Her first in-depth wood carving book is Classic Carving Patterns, published by Taunton Press, in 1999, publisher of ”Fine Wood Working Magazine”.  Other popular craft and hobby titles including the Great Book of Dragon PatternsRelief Carving Workshop, and The Art and Crafts of Pyrography,  and Classic Chip Carving published by Chipping Away, Inc.

 

The Art of Spoon CarvingThe Art of Spoon Carving

Wood carving is coming back into style, and making kitchen utensils is among the easiest ways to learn the craft. This beautifully illustrated guide by master woodcrafter Lora S. Irish teaches the basics of wooden spoon carving. Perfect for beginners, the book presents 12 step-by-step projects that illustrate a variety of historic carving styles.

A selection of mix-and-match patterns offer suggestions for creating dozens of unique designs for spoons and other implements — forks, ladles, dippers, spatulas, knives, pie servers, and scoops. In addition to clear, detailed directions accompanied by helpful drawings, inspiring photographs illustrate decorative ideas for using the carved spoons in kitchen wreaths, centerpieces, and other ornaments. A great gift for crafters seeking a new hobby, this book is loaded with stylish designs for handmade treasures.

Art of Leather Bu7rning

Art of Leather Burning
New Lora S. Irish Book

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. 

 

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 Relief Carving Workshop by Lora S. IrishRelief Carving Workshop
Chip Carving Workshop by Lora S Irish
Chip Carving Workshop

Great Book of Woodburning by Lora S IrishGreat Book of Woodburning
Great Book of Celtic Knot Patterns by Lora S IrishGreat Book of Celtic PatternsArts and Crafts Pyrography by Lora S IrishArt & Craft PyrographyEAsy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry by Lora S IrishEasy & Elegant Jewelry
 Great Book of Dragon Patterns by Lora S IrishGreat Book of Dragon Patterns Great Book of Fairies by Lora S IrishGreat Book of Fairy Patterns Great Book of Floral Patterns by Lora S IrishGreat Book of Floral Patterns
 Relief Carving Wood Spirits Relief Carving Wood Spirits
Great Book of Modern Tattoos by Lora S Irish
Modern Tribal Tattoos
 North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw by Lora S IrishNorth American Wildlife
 Great Book of Tattoo Designs by Lora S IrishGreat Book of Tattoos The Original Vampire Artists Handbook by Lora S IrishVampire Artists Handbook Wildlife Carving in ReliefWildlife Carving in Relief
 World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw by Lora S IrishWorld Wildlife Patterns, Scroll Saw……..
101 Artistic Relief Patterns by Lora S Irish
 101 Artistic Relief Patterns
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Classic Carving Patterns by Lora S IrishClassic Carving Patterns
Essential Links for Wire Jewelry by Lora S Irish  Essential LinksPyrography Basics Pyrography BasicsLearn to Draw Dragons
Learn to Draw Celtic

Wood Spirits & Greenmen

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Carving Patterns
Art of Spoon CarvingArt of Spoon Carving