Arts and crafts glossary

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Backstitch

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

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

Buttonhole stitch

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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