- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craft - or trade is a pastime or a profession that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small-scale production of goods, or their maintenance, for example by tinkers. The traditional term craftsman is nowadays often replaced by artisan and rarely by craftsperson (craftspeople).
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craft_production - the process of manufacturing by hand with or without the aid of tools. The term Craft production refers to a manufacturing technique applied in the hobbies of handicraft but was also the common method of manufacture in the pre-industrialized world, such as in the production of pottery.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handicraft - sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one's hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic. Handicraft industries are those that produces things with hands to meet the needs of the people in their locality.Machines are not used.
Collective terms for handicrafts include artisanry, handicrafting, crafting, and handicraftsmanship. The term arts and crafts is also applied, especially in the United States and mostly to hobbyists' and children's output rather than items crafted for daily use, but this distinction is not formal, and the term is easily confused with the Arts and Crafts design movement, which is in fact as practical as it is aesthetic.
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- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craftivism - a form of activism, typically incorporating elements of anti-capitalism, environmentalism or third-wave feminism, that is centered on practices of craft - or what can traditionally be referred to as "domestic arts". Craftivism includes, but is not limited to, various forms of needlework. Craftivism is a social process of collective empowerment, action, expression and negotiation. In craftivism, engaging in the social, performative and critical discourse around the work is central to its production and dissemination. Practitioners are known as craftivists.
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- Make and Craft mags
See also Fiber / Fabric
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlework - a broad term for the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing - the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the invention of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin clothing using bone, antler or ivory needles and "thread" made of various animal body parts including sinew, catgut, and veins. For thousands of years, all sewing was done by hand. The invention of the sewing machine in the 19th century and the rise of computerization in the 20th century led to mass production and export of sewn objects, but hand sewing is still practised around the world. Fine hand sewing is a characteristic of high-quality tailoring, haute couture fashion, and custom dressmaking, and is pursued by both textile artists and hobbyists as a means of creative expression. The first known use of the word sewing was in the 14th century.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darning - a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting using needle and thread alone. It is often done by hand, but it is also possible to darn with a sewing machine. Hand darning employs the darning stitch, a simple running stitch in which the thread is "woven" in rows along the grain of the fabric, with the stitcher reversing direction at the end of each row, and then filling in the framework thus created, as if weaving. Darning is a traditional method for repairing fabric damage or holes that do not run along a seam, and where patching is impractical or would create discomfort for the wearer, such as on the heel of a sock.
Darning also refers to any of several needlework techniques that are worked using darning stitches:
- Pattern darning is a type of embroidery that uses parallel rows of straight stitches of different lengths to create a geometric design.
- Net darning, also called filet lace, is a 19th-century technique using stitching on a mesh foundation fabric to imitate lace.
- Needle weaving is a drawn thread work embroidery technique that involves darning patterns into barelaid warp or weft thread.
- Valentina - a cross-platform patternmaking program which allows designers to create and model patterns of clothing. This software allows pattern creation, using either standard sizing tables or an individual’s set of measurements. It blends new technologies with traditional methods to create a unique pattern making tool.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embroidery - the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlepoint - form of counted thread embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas
- https://medium.com/re-form/fifty-three-thousand-knots-one-mans-journey-into-the-craft-of-tatted-lace-deefb55795f3 
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weaving - method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linen - textile made from the fibers of the flax plant
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweed_(cloth) - rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_weave - also called tabby weave, linen weave or taffeta weave, where warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satin - glossy surface and a dull back. The satin weave is characterized by four or more cool fill or weft yarns floating over a warp yarn or vice versa
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twill - type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs (in contrast with a satin and plain weave). Examples of twill fabric are denim, tweed, chino, gabardine, drill, covert, and serge.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas - extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_bombing - or yarnbombing, is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. It is also called yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting, or graffiti knitting.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aran_jumper - a style of jumper that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. A traditional Aran Jumper usually is off-white in colour, with cable patterns on the body and sleeves. Originally the jumpers were knitted using unscoured wool that retained its natural oils (lanolin) which made the garments water-resistant and meant they remained wearable even when wet.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_curse - or "curse of the love sweater" is a term used by knitters to describe the belief that if a knitter gives a hand-knit sweater to a significant other, it will lead to the recipient breaking up with the knitter. In an alternative formulation, the relationship will end before the sweater is even completed. The belief is widely discussed in knitting publications, and some knitters claim to have experienced it. In a 2005 poll, 15% of active knitters said that they had experienced the sweater curse firsthand, and 41% considered it a possibility that should be taken seriously. Despite its name, the "sweater curse" is treated in knitting literature not as a superstition governed by paranormal forces, but rather as a real-world pitfall of knitting that has rational explanations. Several plausible mechanisms for the sweater curse have been proposed, but it has not been studied systematically.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet - a form of needlework using thread and a hook to create a kind of fabric.
- http://www.knitty.com - free patterns, etc.
- Scheme Maker - an application designed to enable you to create cross-stitch and knitting schemes from images and photos.