If you are wanting to experience the joy of creating miraculous pyrography art whether you are a beginner or advanced, this book is what you need! The Great Book of Woodburning is the ultimate guide to woodburning, also known as pyrography. As you work through the lessons, ideas, and patterns in this book, you will learn how to start with a drawing or photograph and translate it to a fully finished, finely detailed woodburned project. Working step-by-step you will explore what materials and tools you will need for your woodburning kit, which woods might best suit your project, how to prepare the wood surface and transfer your patterns, how to judge the depth of color or tonal value for each area of your design, and of course, how to create and control the woodburned tonal values through the use of textures and layers. After your woodburning is complete you will then focus on how to add color to your burning if desired. The projects that are throughout this book are broken down into three different groups: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. With the basic instructions in this book and a little practice, you will soon be able to woodburn any drawing, pattern or photograph with confidence and expertise!