Ignite Your Creativity: Embrace the Art of Pyrography

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  History of Pyrography Pyrography dates back to the heyday of many of the world’s great civilisations……The Egyptians, The Greeks, The Romans, The Nazca and Moche civilisations in Peru and the Han dynasty in China, where it was known as ‘fire needle embroidery’.   The word pyrography originates from the Greek meaning ‘writing with fire’. Less advanced cultures, like the Maoris in New Zealand, also practiced primitive forms of pyrography. All they needed was a piece of wood, metal rods of various sizes and a source of fire.   Getting Started Safety  For your personal safety you should follow these guidelines….. Ventilation: Work…

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8 Unusual Wood Crafts

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Introducing More Unusual Wood Crafts Wood Crafts offer many interesting opportunities to pursue a new hobby or launch a small business. Many of the wood crafts mentioned below have books written about them. I can only scratch the surface and point you in the direction of useful resources, like books, videos and posts. Kinetic Art Kinetic Art is ‘art which depends on motion for its effects‘, so all kinds of materials can be used for kinetic art not just wood. You must view a piece of kinetic art in action in order to appreciate the skill required to create such…

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