Pyrography - which means 'writing with fire' is the art of decorating wood, leather or other materials by burning your design directly onto the material.
The tool included can be used to personalise anything you wish, to add a rustic traditional charm to your home, or make some lovely gifts. The kit includes some wooden blanks for you to practice with.
I won't lie, it's a little tricky. Moving the heads across the wood grain is quite hard. I think it's something that takes a little practice. But I did enjoy it. Even if my designs look a little amateur! ;)
It's quite awkward to hold, as the whole thing is extremely hot so it's important to only hold on the plastic handle at the bottom, so it takes a little practice to get a steady hand, as you're so used to holding a writing tool close to the top.
They recommend that you use needle nose pliers to change the heads, as the tool will be very, very hot. But I didn't have any to hand, so I allowed the tool to cool fully before handling it. I experimented with a few different heads to create my designs.
I think this is a fab little kit for even the most least creative people, like myself. It was fun, something different and something I'd love to keep practising. [let's be honest, judging by these pictures, I need the practise ;)]
The tool gets very, very hot so it may not be ideal to use around or with children. I would recommend this for adults only.
This kit, along with others by Kirstie Allsopp, are exclusive to Hobbycraft.
What do you think?
Would this be something you would enjoy?