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


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 stitch can be used to create a series of crosses or Xs.


The cut where the heads are fitted

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