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The process of soap making


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.


This stitch is used to create a row of parallel lines.


Making flowers and other items from sugar, marzipan, chocolate; also decorating cakes

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