Hey Folks, I made a sign for our house – Nant Yr Wydd. It was done on a piece of birch wood and then triple varnished to weather proof it. Birch is a particularly good wood to use because once it’s been properly sanded down it has a small grain which shows the fire writing … Read moreHouse Sign
Pyrography is a fun and rewarding craft, for the most part. One aspect however can be quite frustrating; shading. I decided to set about fire writing with no outside help or previous knowledge, favouring the trial and error method to learn the techniques, so right off the bat I had a problem with shading. I’m … Read moreA Note on Shading
You know you live out in the sticks when you have to get in the car to go next door. Met our neighbour yesterday, Kim, she seems nice, have to have them over for a bar-be-que. Been working on some new designs today, and I’ll post them when they’re finished. I’ve been working outside as … Read moreFire Writing in the Garden
The art of burning words or designs onto wood, known as fire writing, wood burning or scorch scribing (I made that one up), pyrography dates back to at least the time of the Pharoes in ancient Egypt. Today a tool similar to a soldering iron, with inter-changeable nibs or wires is used (and thank Nature … Read moreWhat is Pyrography?