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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.

Chain Stitch

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.

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.

Craft fair

An event where handmade goods are sold

Cross stitch

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

Croze

The cut where the heads are fitted

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