Author: Lora S. Irish

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 300,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.

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Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Second Edition - The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters

Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Second Edition
  • Number: 9781565239265
  • Release: 2018-03-12
  • Author: Lora S. Irish
  • Genre: Art & Coloring
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies, Drawing, Painting, Learning Art
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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Revised and Expanded

Unravel the secrets to creating Celtic knot work as you adorn your completed wood burning, carving, and scrolling projects with beautiful twists, braids and textures.

In this new edition of the largest and most complete book on Celtic knot work, nationally known artist and best-selling author Lora S. Irish unravels the secrets to creating these intricate and beautiful designs.

With over 200 original patterns and easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to a multitude of arts and crafts, you'll learn the basics of creating the knotted line and the simple twists and braids that form the basis of Celtic art.

Discover how to incorporate knot patterns and finials—such as animals, leaves, or scroll work—into an unlimited number of styles and layouts that can artistically stand alone or adorn any form of craft.

Great Book of Celtic Patterns is the essential guide for any artist or crafter seeking to create the historical beauty of Celtic Art.


Great Book of Floral Patterns, Third Edition - The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters

Great Book of Floral Patterns, Third Edition
  • Number: 1565239253
  • Release: 2018-03-12
  • Author: Lora S. Irish
  • Genre: Art & Coloring
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies, Drawing, Painting, Learning Art
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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Revised and Expanded

The Great Book of Floral Patterns is a bookshelf must for every artist and crafter who enjoys the beauty and symbolism of flowers.Revised and expanded new edition of the ultimate sourcebook for floral design All-in-one resource provides both realistic and stylized designs for use in a wide variety of arts and crafts More than 100 stunning floral patterns, including 20 new patterns Each design includes a line drawing for easy transfer and a shaded version to illustrate depth and shadow New photography from Lora S. Irish, with reference photos of actual blooms in a variety of settings, scenes, themes, and backgrounds

Take a guided tour with Lora S. Irish through her garden of more than 100 expertly drawn flower patterns. This nationally known artist and best-selling author will help you discover the poetic beauty and versatility of floral patterns that can be applied to a wide variety of arts and crafts.

The revised and expanded third edition of the Great Book of Floral Patterns includes stunning new reference photos and 20 new patterns. Each design features both a line drawing for easy transfer and a shaded version to illustrate depth and shadow.

From realistic flowers to stylized floral designs, Lora includes helpful suggestions on how best to identify floral shapes and colors, how to center your design, and how to create bouquets. For whatever media you prefer, there is a floral pattern here that can be easily modified to fit your needs.


The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook

The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook
  • Number: 9781565236783
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lora S. Irish
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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How to Create Your Own Patterns and Illustrations of the Undead

How to draw vampire art in simple, easy steps. Instructions could be used to create patterns for various crafts, or for drawing.


Easy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry - How to Create Beautiful Fashion Accessories from a Few Basic Steps

Easy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781565235144
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Lora S. Irish
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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Bend It, Shape It , Anyway You Want It...Wire Jewelry

Prolific craft author and instructor, Lora Irish is back with a fresh volume of craft techniques - this time on making wire jewelry.

Using inexpensive wire and tools commonly found around the home, readers will learn how to bend, twist and coil wire to create an endless variety of shapes for attractive necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Once readers master the basic wire shapes, they will learn how to create finished pieces by incorporating fasteners, earring hooks and cording. When these basic building blocks are mastered, readers will learn how to embellish their designs with beads and more complex designs. Practice projects, step-by-step instructions and a gallery of designs will show readers just how easy it is to get started in this fun and rewarding craft.


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