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a work that requires both manual and artistic skill
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hand·i·craft(hăn′dē-krăft′) also hand·craft (hănd′krăft′)
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.
[Middle English handecraft, from Old English handcræft : hand, hand + cræft, craft.]
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1. skill or dexterity in working with the hands
2. (Crafts) a particular skill or art performed with the hands, such as weaving, pottery, etc
3. (Crafts) Also called: handcraft the work produced by such a skill or art: local handicraft is on sale.
[C15: changed from handcraft through the influence of handiwork, which was analysed as if handy + work]
ˈhandiˌcraftsman, ˈhandiˌcrafter n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
hand•i•craft(ˈhæn diˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft)
1. manual skill.
2. an art, craft, or trade requiring manual skill.
3. the articles made by handicraft.
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|Noun||1.||handicraft - a work produced by hand labor |
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
spinning - creating thread
weaving - creating fabric
knitting - creating knitted wear
crocheting - creating a garment of needlework
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
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"
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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handicraft[ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft] n (art) → lavoro artigianale handicrafts npl (products) → prodotti di artigianato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
skilled work done by hand, eg knitting, pottery, model-making etc. handwerk, ambag حِرْفَة يدويَّه занаят artesanato ruční práce die Handarbeit håndværk; kunsthåndværk χειροτεχνίαartesanía käsitöö هنر دستي käsityö travail manuel מְלֶאכֶת יָד दस्तकारी, हस्तशिल्प obrt, zanat kézművesség kerajinan tangan handiðn, listiðn artigianato 手細工 손재주 amatas rokdarbs; roku darbs kraf tangan ambachthåndarbeid, kunsthåndverkrzemiosło, rękodzieło لاسي صنايع artesanato muncă manuală рукоделие ručné práce rokodelstvo ručna izrada hantverk หัตถกรรม el sanatı 手工藝品 ремесло دستکاری nghề thủ công 手工艺品
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