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Arts and crafts dictionary

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Banding

Decorative combination of strips of veneer, used to decorate furniture or edge marquetry pictures


Barrel

Traditional cask capacities - 36 gallons


Basketry

The art of making baskets with interwoven materials like wicker, wood, grass, bamboo etc


Batik

A textile design technique using wax as a resist against coloured dyes.


Bilge

The bulge in the middle of the cask


Bodger

A skilled craftsman that made chair legs and braces


Bulge hoop

The central hoops after the Quarter hoops on a cask


Bung hole

The hole used to both fill and empty the cask


Butt

Traditional cask capacities - 108 gallons


Calligraphy

Meaning 'Beautiful Writing' from the Greek language 'Kali Graphe'


Cant

The section either side of the Cask Middle


Cartonnage

The art of making fabric-covered boxes - traditionally stitched not glued.


Chime

The extensions of the staves beyond the cask head


Chime hoop

Hoops at the heads of the cask


Chocolate fountain

warm Belgian chocolate flows down over the tiers and your dips are immersed into the chocolate.


Chocolate Parties

Luxury hand made chocolates to the taste of your creation


Cooper

A cooper makes or repairs casks


Cooperage

A cooper would work in a cooperage


Coopering

Coopering means to do the work of a cooper


Couching

An embroidery technique in which strips of fabric, string etc are stitched onto the piece of work. The end result produces a 'zipped' effect.



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