Below is my growing list of free pyrography patterns.  The first group are patterns I have for sale on Etsy, but after that a large number of free patterns can be found.  Just click on the image to download the pdf file.   I will be adding more patterns as time allows.    Depending on the project, I’ve also including a link to the corresponding tutorial or blog.

All of my patterns are for personal use only.  You can use them as many times as you want.  You can sale the resulting artwork you create, but do not sell the pattern or use it for commercial or business applications.

Help support my website and purchase a pattern from my Etsy page.  They are only $1.50 USD each.  Click on the image and it will take you to my Etsy page.    Etsy store:

PATTERNS FOR SALE ON ETSY  (lots more available on Etsy)

Golden Eagle perched
Mexican Grey Wolf
White Tailed Deer – buck








American Bison
Flying Hawk








FREE PATTERNS BELOW (click on image to open PDF)

Weathered Post – perch for birds in your art




Leaping Trout Tutorial





Stylized Rose Tutorial






Read Crashing Waves Tutorial




Read Bobcat Tutorial






  Read Covered Bridge Tutorial





  Read Grapes Tutorial





  Read Wht Crown Sparrow Tutorial






  Read Ornamental Glow Tutorial







   Read Lizard Face Tutorial





  Read High Heel Tutorial





  Read Crow Tutorial






   Read Iris Flower Tutorial







  Read Dewy Leaf Tutorial





  Read Seashells Tutorial





 Read Wrapped Up Tutorial





Read Denim Fabric Tutorial





    Read Northern Flicker Tutorial






Read Butterfly Dreams Tutorial  (note that the tutorial link will take you to Kit Kraft’s website as they sponsored this tutorial)





Read Anaconda Blog



Read Mtn Lake Tutorial





Read Water Lily Tutorial





Read Valentine Plaque Tutorial





Read Purple Hs Finch Tutorial






Read Star Bright Tutorial






Read Mandala III Tutorial






Read Holly Candle Tutorial






  Read Nuthatch Bird Tutorial






Read Halloween Sign Tutorial






Read Leather Bookmark Tutorial






Read Golden Eagle Blog




Read Celtic Knot & Rose Tutorial






Read Scrub Jay Bird Tutorial






Read Trillium Flower Tutorial





     Read Christ of the Mines Blog







Read Tutorial





   Read Jingle BellsTutorial





 Read Squirrel Blog







  Read Apple Blossom Tutorial




Read Seahorses Tutorial






 Read Mandala II Tutorial





Read Eagle Owl Tutorial






 Read Yellow Lab Tutorial







Read Mandala Flower Tutorial






Ilwaco wa lighthouse wood burning pyrography  Read Tutorial






Read Gazania Flower Tutorial



Read Cherub of Love Tutorial





Read Valentine Hearts Tutorial






Read Candy Canes Tutorial





Read Winter Snowman Tutorial





Read Whimsical Butterfly Blog





Venison - black tail deer

Read Venison Deer Tutorial






Read Vista House Tutorial





Read Cratered Moon Tutorial







Thunderbird Dancer Mask Read Thunderbird Mask Blog






petunia flower water drop wood burning pyrography bmj

Read Petunia Flower Tutorial






Read Decorative Corners Tutorial



Read Apple Tutorial






    Read Mandala Flute Blog


 Read Wagon Wheel Tutorial






bald eagle pyrography by brenda

Read Bald Eagle Face Blog







Rose flower wood burning pyrography by bmj   Read Rose Tutorial







   Read Doodle Cross Blog





Read Abstract Dragonfly Tutorial







   Read Feather Tutorial



   Read 3D Sandstone Tutorial




   Read Lab Puppies Blog





Barn Owl wood burning   Read Barn Owl Blog







wood buring of the gingerbread house   Read Gingerbread House Tutorial

29 thoughts on “Patterns

  1. I’m 64 years old and really never tried wood burning with a wood-burning kit before . I did some experiments with magnifying glasses sitting outside in the sun. So basically I am a newbie ran across your tutorials on YouTube. A lot of help and I enjoy every minute watching it thank you very much

    1. Hi Greg,
      Welcome to the artform of pyrography! It is always exciting to welcome another pyrography artist to the community. I have not tried the magnifying glass method of burning. I live on the rainy side of the mountains in Washington state, so I would have a very limited number of days I could burn with a magnifying glass.
      Thank you for letting me know the tutorials are helpful. Pyrography is such a wonderful medium to work in, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

  2. Hello Brenda, I just started in the pyrography and her videos have been the valuable teaching so far, it gives me a little work sometimes, I do not speak English, but even so I have understood them perfectly with their indications and demonstrations … thank you very much .. I will continue here learning and practicing until having a good result in this art … with your videos I will achieve it … thanks from yucatan in mexico …

    1. Hello Moramay,
      Thank you so much for you lovely comment! My greetings to you. It is nice to get greetings from other countries. I hope that you will love the art of pyrography and create a lot of beautiful artwork!

  3. Thank you for your very generous tutorials and patterns, just starting out and I’m thrilled to have found your blog.

    1. Hi Leonie,
      welcome to the world of pyrography. I hope that you enjoy it. I love pyrography and it’s always exciting to welcome new artists to the artform.

  4. Hi I am just starting out so I am really glad I found your site and video. Just finished reading you tutorial awesome I am sure I will learn so much from you.😁

    1. Hi Connie,

      Welcome to the world of pyrography! I hope you have a lot of fun with pyrography. It has become my favorite medium to work in and it’s great to discover more people are taking up the artform. Thanks for the comment and happy burning!

  5. I am new to pyrography. I find your tutorials inspiring. I also, very much appreciate your calm voice and encouragement to take one step at a time. My beginner burner limped through my first project. I am most grateful you posted a burner you have had good experience with and your tutorial on fixing mistakes. I look forward to purchasing an upgraded burner like yours in the future. I look forward to trying your shared patterns. It is most kind of you to share some for no cost. Your website is nicely laid out.
    I wanted to say thank you.

    1. Hi Acacia,
      Welcome to pyrography! I hope you enjoy it. It has become my absolute favorite medium to work in. Doesn’t sound like your burner is much fun to use though.

      I will mention two things. 1) Minisa Pyrography uses a Walnut Hollow craft burner and she creates amazing artwork with it. It costs a LOT less than the Colwood I use.
      Here’s a link to Minisa’ youtube channel:

      2) Valarie of Drawing with Fire has done a LOT of burner reviews. I think she owns or has owned every brand of burner made, so her channel is great to get an idea burner brands. Valarie:

      I’m glad my website is helpful. I try to keep my website simple. I hate visiting websites that are hard to navigate and have numerous ads and popups on them. I prefer clean basic sites, so I tried to make my site that way. It’s not super fancy, but it also means I don’t have to do a lot of work to maintain it. 🙂

      Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful comment!

  6. Thank you so much for your wonderful videos..I started watching one after another and got so hooked!! I just bought a burner and I love it!!! Cant wait to try some of your patterns. Thanks for everything your doing to help us newbies!

  7. Wow, I saw your work first on Youtube and then had to come to your website to see more! You are such a talented artist but better yet, you are willing to teach us your techniques and styles. You have a very good voice and demeanor along with a kind, patient understanding which shows through in all your videos. You’ve found what you were meant to do and may the Lord continue to bless you.

    1. Hi Robert,
      Wow, tank you for such a wonderful compliment! I am really enjoying what I do and it’s an added bonus if I can help other improve their skills in the medium. What I also find enjoyable with pyrography is that I continue to learn more about it. I hope that you enjoy creating pyrography art as much as I do. I really is a lot of fun!

  8. Szia Brenda! Magyarországon élek. Imádom a videóidat,mert rengeteget lehet tanulni belőlük! Köszönöm,hogy megosztod a videóidat! Várom a további gyönyörű alkotásaidat,hogy gyönyörködhessek bennük!! Üdvözlettel: Adri Magyarországról <3

  9. Hi sylvia.just been watching your videos on you tube.very lnformative.i have a razertip ss-d10.only just started burning but im addicted to it look at all your tutorials.thank you.mark rowley,south wales uk

    1. Hi Mark,
      Congratulations on joining the pyrography community. I love the artform and it’s exciting to see others get into the medium. I hope that my tutorials will be helpful to you, but more importantly I hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it!


  10. Brenda just Love your work… I have tryied a lot of your tips and they work 👌🏼. Could you make a tutorial about shades and lights please? Also I have a Razertip the started kit but it starts to burn in 7.5 or 8.. is that the temperature that you use? I live in Peru the wood is different and its very hard here..
    thank you for your YouTube videos.. just love them ✍️.. and also for letting use your patterns and learned so much from you 🌟

    1. Hi Silvia,
      thank you very much. I appreciate your very kind words. It’s good to know that my tutorials and videos are helpful.

      As for the heat setting, I keep my burner set closer to 3. At this temperature I get a tan color. I have to re-burn over an area many times to get a darker color. The setting does vary depending on the wood and pen tip you use. For example: basswood = 3, but maple = 3.5 or 3.75

      The pictures I’ve seen of Peru show it to be a very beautiful country. I’ve always wanted to visit and see the Machu Picchu ruins.

      I have a question about your tutorial idea. Are you wanting something very basic that explains how light and shadows work on objects like a ball or a box?


    2. Hi Silvia,
      this is a follow up to your tutorial request. I wanted to let you know that I’m working on a concept to help explain about light and shadows. I’m thinking of making a “back to basics” series, and I’m hoping to get the first one done and posted by the end of October.

  11. So glad I found your website, Brenda!
    Thank you for making these videos so “newbies” like myself can learn this amazing and fun art form.
    I was just practicing your zig zag burst stroke (from the mountain scene video) and having trouble because the pen “sticks” or sinks into the surface. Any suggestions on how I correct this?


    1. Hi Dawn,
      Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying pyrography. I love it and I’m having a lot of fun sharing my love of this artform. As for the pen tip sinking, let me say this: Zigzag strokes will sink into the wood more than other types. I have two suggestions to help minimize this: 1) use a light pressure and 2) keep the heat down. Let me explain a little more.

      First the light hand pressure. Using a light pressure will allow the pen tip to glide over the surface of the wood easier. To go along with this, I also recommend keeping a firm but light grip on the pen. Avoid using a “death grips” because it makes a lot tougher to notice how hard you are pressing the tip onto/into the wood. Our goal as pyrographers is to burn the wood, not engrave. 🙂

      Now about the heat. The hotter the pen tip is, the deeper it will sink into the wood. When I burn I keep my temperature set so that I get a tan color burn with my normal hand speed. To darken things up I either re-burn over it or I slow down my hand speed.

      Hopefully one or both of those suggestions will fix your situation. If it doesn’t let me know.

      1. Hi Brenda,

        Just had the opportunity to try your suggestions. Seems like a combination of both have done the trick!
        I also learned from your blog that I need to prep all wood by sanding first. While I didn’t go to the wet sanding stage, I did sand through to 320 grit and the pen felt more like it was sliding this time. Now, I just need to practice the texturing and shapes to get a more natural look.

        Thanks again for your time and help!

  12. I want to thank you for your time and the quality of your videos.
    I’ve watched more than my share of videos on pyrography and was totally lost.
    I came across your videos and watched a few. They are fantastic. I now 1/2 way know what I’m doing.
    Thank you again.

    1. Hi Scotty,
      You are so welcome and thank you. I appreciate your kind words, and I’m so glad to hear that my videos are helpful. Pyrography is such a fun medium to create art in and I love sharing what I do. Knowing others find it helpful makes it more worthwhile. Brenda

    1. Hi Ron,
      You are so welcome and thank you very much for the compliment. Other than being in front of that camera I really enjoy what I do. Pyrography is a very enjoyable hobby to me and I’m glad others enjoy it too. Brenda

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