Many crafts use some form of adhesive to attach one item to another, this could be a glue, paste, gum, cement, bonding etc
Decorative combination of strips of veneer, used to decorate furniture or edge marquetry pictures
Traditional cask capacities - 36 gallons
The art of making baskets with interwoven materials like wicker, wood, grass, bamboo etc
A textile design technique using wax as a resist against coloured dyes.
The bulge in the middle of the cask
A skilled craftsman that made chair legs and braces
The central hoops after the Quarter hoops on a cask
The hole used to both fill and empty the cask
Traditional cask capacities - 108 gallons
The section either side of the Cask Middle
The art of making fabric-covered boxes - traditionally stitched not glued.
This is a sewing stitch that once completed looks like a chain. It creates a bolder line. It can be a little difficult to master.
The extensions of the staves beyond the cask head
Hoops at the heads of the cask
warm Belgian chocolate flows down over the tiers and your dips are immersed into the chocolate.
Luxury hand made chocolates to the taste of your creation
A cooper makes or repairs casks
A cooper would work in a cooperage
Coopering means to do the work of a cooper
An embroidery technique in which strips of fabric, string etc are stitched onto the piece of work. The end result produces a 'zipped' effect.
An event where handmade goods are sold
The cut where the heads are fitted
A technique used to burn away areas of a fabric leaving a textured pattern. Often seen on velvet/velour type scarves.
The art of drying whole flowers and stems to preserve the natural colour, usually air dried
The hoop in embroidery is used to hold a section of the material in place whilst working on the part. It makes stitching much easier. They are usually light weight so you can hold them with one hand.
Beeswax-based paint of the ancients. The modern version is extremely versatile.
Traditional cask capacities - 9 gallons
A French word meaning arrows, is a machine knitting technique used on a Passap machine to produce diagonal patterning.
If you want to attach small or very small items to cards or other project a glue dot could be thing you are looking for. With the dot being small it can be less messy.
Traditional cask capacities - 54 gallons
Originally meaning marquetry or inlay, now a separate craft combining fret-sawing and carving
Using straight eyeless needles to interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops
A person, or the craft, of cutting, grinding, shaping, or polishing stones, semi-precious stones, or gemstones.
Making deisgns and pictures from thin veneers of wood and other materials
The middle section of the Cask Head
Japanese paper cords, used to tie hair, for money envelopes and decorative crafts
The Japanese art of paper folding. Papers are now used in a variety of crafts.
Decorative plasterwork usually found on timber framed houses, mainly in East Anglia.
Geometric marquetry designs (see Marquetry)
Traditional cask capacities - 4.5 gallons
The art of pressing natural flowers to preserve the colour and shape
Traditional cask capacities - 72 gallons
Writing with fire or heated tools onto leather or wood.
The hoops between the Chime and Bulge hoops
A pen cut and shaped from Swan or Goose flight feathers
The hobby of pasting memorabilia into custom-decorated albums, or scrapbooks.
A group of scrapbooking enthusiasts
Works on the principle of stretching material over a frame, blocking out certain areas and squeezing ink or dye through the frame - the same principle as stencilling.
A large computerised knitting machine which transferes computer generated designs into knitted garments. Often used in industry.
The bottom middle of a round basket, where the maker starts their work
As the name suggests, you push the needle back through the middle of the last stitch to split it.
The boards making up the sides of the cask
The joint between the cask staves
Pull the needle up next to the previous stitch. Keep to one side and at a slight angle to your line.
Making flowers and other items from sugar, marzipan, chocolate; also decorating cakes
4cm square pretty papers folded to make rosettes and used as embellishments for cards.
Wear it on the middle finger, so that you can push a needle through fabric. A thimble is a relatively inexpensive cap for your finger. If may be made of metal or rubber and could be open or closed top.
The base coat added to allow for a smoother or clearer finish. Often the undercoat is a less expensive light colour that both absorbs into the base layer and evens out colour.
The craft glossary is not comprehensive but it could be with your help. If you know any arts or crafts words or phrases that are not included here, please feel free to suggest it.