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Saponification

The process of soap making

Scrapbooking

The hobby of pasting memorabilia into custom-decorated albums, or scrapbooks.

Scrappers

A group of scrapbooking enthusiasts

Screen Printing

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.

Shima Seiki

A large computerised knitting machine which transferes computer generated designs into knitted garments. Often used in industry.

Slath

The bottom middle of a round basket, where the maker starts their work

Split stitch

As the name suggests, you push the needle back through the middle of the last stitch to split it.

Stave

The boards making up the sides of the cask

Stave joint

The joint between the cask staves

Stem Stitch

Pull the needle up next to the previous stitch. Keep to one side and at a slight angle to your line.

Straight stitch

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

Sugarcraft

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

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