Friday, January 21, 2011

Crafts by Material

Crafts are also classified by materials used in making and manufacturing of different gifts and crafts. Examples of different materials used in making and manufacturing of different crafts include bamboo crafts, clay crafts, crystal crafts, glass crafts, lacquerware, leather crafts, metal crafts, natural crafts, paper crafts, plastic crafts, pottery & enamel, resin crafts, semi-precious stone crafts, stone crafts, textile & fabric crafts, wicker crafts and wood crafts. Textile crafts are further classified into other types of crafts that include banner-making, calligraphy, canvas work, cross-stitch, crocheting, curve stitching, embroidery, felting, knitting, lace-making, lucet, macrame, millinery, needlepoint, patchwork, quilting,  ribbon embroidery, rug making, sewing, shoemaking, spinning (textiles), spirelli, string art, tapestry, tatting, and T-shirt art and weaving. Crafts which are made by using metal, wood or clay include wooden sculptures, carpentry, chip carving, jewelry, marquetry, metalworking, pottery, sculpture, wood burning, wood turning, woodworking and fretwork. Crafts which are made by using different canvas or paper include altered books, altered art, artist trading cards, bookbinding, calligraphy, cardmaking, card modelling, collage, decoupage, embossing, iris folding, marbling, origami, papercraft, papier-mâché, parchment craft, quilling (also called paper filigree), scrapbooking, rubber stamping or acrylic stamping as well as teabag folding. There are many examples of other types of crafts such as balloon animal, beadwork, doll making, dollhouse, egg decorating, etching, glassblowing, lapidary, miniatures, mosaics, pioneering, stained glass, toy making and polymer clay also.

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