Project Handicrafts

hand·i·craft also hand·craft

1. Skill and facility with the hands.
2. A craft or occupation requiring skilled use of the hands.
3. An object that is crafted by skilled hands.


1. handicraft – a work produced by hand labor
handcraft, handiwork, handwork
piece of work, work – a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; “it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works”; “the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work”; “he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey”; “the work of an active imagination”; “erosion is the work of wind or water over time”

2. handicraft – a craft that requires skillful hands
craft, trade – the skilled practice of a practical occupation; “he learned his trade as an apprentice”
bookbinding – the craft of binding books
sewing, stitching – joining or attaching by stitches
spinning – creating thread
weaving – creating fabric
knitting – creating knitted wear
crocheting – creating a garment of needlework
lace making, tatting – the act or art of making handmade lace
needlecraft, needlework – work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle
arts and crafts – the arts of decorative design and handicraft; “they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production”
knit – make (textiles) by knitting; “knit a scarf”
purl – knit with a purl stitch
cast on – make the first row of stitches when knitting
cast off – make the last row of stitches when knitting
rib – form vertical ribs by knitting; “A ribbed sweater”
purl stitch – make with purl stitches
crochet, hook – make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; “She sat there crocheting all day”
crochet – create by looping or crocheting; “crochet a bedspread”
shell stitch – make by shell stitching
double crochet, double stitch – make by double stitching
single crochet, single stitch – make by single stitching
tissue, weave – create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; “tissue textiles”
brocade – weave a design into (textiles)
lace – do lacework; “The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral”
tat, intertwine – make lacework by knotting or looping
braid, plait, lace – make by braiding or interlacing; “lace a tablecloth”
marble – paint or stain like marble; “marble paper”
enamel – coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
inlay – decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
hatch – inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
damascene – inlay metal with gold and silver
lacquer – coat with lacquer; “A lacquered box from China”
japan – coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
fringe – adorn with a fringe; “The weaver fringed the scarf”
fret – carve a pattern into


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