Arts and crafts glossary

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With this stitch you can create a line that has no gaps.


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


This stitch is usually used around the edge of a piece of work. As such it can at times be used to connect two pieces of material together.

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