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The quest to make the ultimate artisan crafts encyclopedia continues :D this year with the contribution of the community! If you want to add something to the rest of the articles please let us know, we're still trying to fit some letters! Specially those pesky Q, X, Y, and Zs. Every submission will be credited :) you can suggest your own thumbs as example too!

Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC II: A - D | E - H |
I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC III:
A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z


N stands for Needlepoint


Wikipedia says: "Needlepoint is a form of counted thread embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas. It comes from the origin point needle in the Latin roots. Most needlepoint designs completely cover the canvas. Due to the inherent stiffness of needlepoint, common uses include wall hangings, pillows, upholstery, holiday ornaments, purses and eyeglass cases". Cross stitch is one example of a needlepoint technique, but there's many stitches that can be used.

Hearts in a Box Needlepoint by WingsandRings Needlepoint Red Kimono by WingsandRings Needlepoint Waterfall by PatGoltz My First Needlepoint by craftersdelights

N stands for Netting


Netting is one of the oldest and most widespread bead weaving techniques. Every nation with a tradition of beadwork has a form of netting. This stitch gives soft lacy fabric and can be modified to produce any shape. It can be used alone, embellished or as an embellishment for fuller stitches such as peyote, brick or loom work. Basic variations include vertical and horizontal, circular and tubular netting, with each one of them having different applications. Horizontal has flat edges and is usually used for cuffs and bracelets, vertical is ideal for Egyptian collars, circular gives gorgeous doilies, and tubular is used for lacy ropes. When rapidly increased it gives beautiful curls and then it is known as Oglala butterfly. Added by Cayca.

Blue Netting by Autumn-beads Apparel: Skintenna Top by Bright-Circle Zigzag Netting by Linhorra Diagional Netted Bracelet by jardan

N stands for Nicho


A nicho, also called a retablo, is a Latin American craft that is usually made in a box or something similar, sometimes a door or lid is included to make the nicho easy to transport and storage. "Nicho" can be translated as "hole" in Spanish, so it's important that the nicho is concave. Nichos are decorated with scenes or made as tributes for the deceased, a sort of altar for the Dia de los Muertos. Mixed media is the most popular way to craft them.

Day of the dead 2 by Mzdish:thumb109897087: Simple Retablo by alienhunny

O stands for One-Of-A-Kind (OOAK)


This phrase, commonly used in high-end crafts, refers to an item made as an unique production piece and that by its nature can't be reproduced or the artist decided not to reproduce it to keep it unique. It is often misused to raise the perceived value of crafts produced in small and medium quantities, citing "slight differences" as unique characteristics. Such behavior should be avoided, and is often suspicious. This term is most frequently used in designer dolls. Added by Linnzy.

ooak Crystal, the dancer! by incantostudios Time Flies version one by merimask One-of-a-kind Leaves Journal by gildbookbinders MIDDLE EARTH fairy house by WEE-OOAK-MINIATURES

O stands for Obelix


Obelix is one of the main characters from the french comic Asterix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. He's very strong due to him falling into the cauldron with the magic potion as a child and usually can be seen carring a menhir on his back and with his pet dog Dogmatix (Idefix in french). Added by digikijo.

Obelix Cake Designer by osbolosdaana Asterix and Obelix by dragonbrain:thumb342359504:

O stands for Orange

You would probably think that an orange is just a fruit and can only be used for edible ends, right? Wrong! Added by lost-angle and AJ333.

:thumb138557292: Orange Studs by PetitPlat Chocolate and Orange Cookies 2 by KiraTakuto

P stands for Pencil Carving


Probably one of the most insane carving techniques because it is performed on an extremely fragile material. It consists of creating tiny sculptures on the tip of a pencil, literally, the tip is not removed during the sculpturing or afterwards. The carving can include the rest of the pencil too. Added by digikijo.

Coco Chanels little bird by cerkahegyzo World at War.. (Pencil lead carving) by preethi524 pencil carving happy new year by cerkahegyzo Pencil Carving by mrcup

P stands for Pyrography

It originating from pyro - fire and graphy - writing, pyrography was originally used to describe burning writing into a surface, most commonly wood or bone, but more recently the term has come to include images as well as text burned into a surface. It is closely related to xylopyrography, which refers exclusively to burning images on wood. Added by snazzie-designz and Itti.

Eagle Owl - Pyrography (Woodburning) by snazzie-designz Mucha Pyrograph (Woodburning) Outline by snazzie-designz Dragon Pyrograph (Woodburning) by snazzie-designz:thumb109631605:


P stands for Posable Dolls

Most posable dolls have a wire armature rather than a ball joint set up on the inside, unlike Ball Joined Dolls. Posable art dolls tend to have sculpted (or cast based off a sculpture) feet and heads with a soft mount/plush style body. They resemble fully sculpted dolls but with moveable parts for ball joints. Added by Eviecats.

Cherry Blossom Dragon Posable Art Doll by Eviecats --SOLD--Poseable Fantasy Keeper of the Woodland by Wood-Splitter-Lee Posable Nightsky Wolf Cub by aurorawilc DixieVonFur by mooki003

Q stands for Quiche


Quiche is a pielike main dish original from Lorraine, France. It's usually a round unsweetened pastry filled with bacon and cheese, but a lot of variations with different ingredients exist too, like the vegetarian quiche. Added by digikijo.

Mini Quiche by DoodleBe quiche - chicken and apricot with fresh basil by kincaellan broccoli and cheddar quiche by johnnysunshine Asparagus Quiche with Tarragon and Tomato by Saved-from-Myself

Q stands for Queen of Hearts


Inspiration for crafting after the famous queen in the Lewis Carroll novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Added by Brookette.

Queen of Hearts by SmallCreationsByMel Queen of Hearts by CreativeAbubot The Queen of Hearts Moon Bun by MoonYen FIMO - The Queen of Hearts by buzhandmade

Q stands for


We still need one more Q to fill the set of three! Already added in the past years: quilting, quilling, quartz, qwerty, quiver, quills.

R stands for Rerooting

Also spelled as re-rooting or re-hairing, it is the art of giving dolls new hair. You first have to remove the original hair, then you take a needle and the hair you want your doll to have and pull this new hair strand by strand through the holes in the doll's head. Often used for MLP figures. Added by digikijo and Linnzy.

Rerooting a doll tutorial by ReflectionsByIce Customizing a MH Doll : Step Three -Rehairing by wild-drive:thumb188786112: Ruby portrait - Monster High Draculaura OOAK Doll by Szklanooka

R stands for Ribbon Embroidery

Instead of yarn, this embroidery technique uses small, mostly silk ribbons to create a 3D embroidery. The thickness and volume of the ribbon can be used to create interesting effects, petals and realistic images. Added by digikijo.

Silk Ribbon Rose Embroidery by MayEbony Silk ribbon sweetpea by WeirdWondrous Budouir Embroidery card by WeirdWondrous Silk Ribbon Flower Basket by MayEbony

R stands for Right-Angle Weave

Used in beadweaving and also known as RAW, it is a stitch in which, originally, every new bead is added at a right angle to the bead before, but various modifications of the stitch can be made. It gives soft and flexible fabric. It can be done with one needle or two needles (cross-weave, cross-needle weave). This is one of the most versatile stitches. Russian stitch is a variation on RAW in which bugle beads are used and it gives recognizable fan, shell or rick-rack look. Added by Cayca.

The Heart of Warmth by beadlady White Wedding BeadDress - Ruffles + Roses Edition by pinkythepink Double-Cross Bracelet Closeup by beadg1rl Ashton bracelet by BunnySuitDriver





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MayEbony's avatar
Oh wow - thank you so very much for featuring 2 of my Silk Ribbon Embroideries, I really appreciate it :iconsaaptewt:
Talty's avatar
No problem, they are beautiful examples of ribbon embroidery :love:
SinistrosePhosphate's avatar
Q is for Quilling:
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
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And
P is for Papercutting:
Papercutting is the art of cutting paper designs. The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adopt to different cultural styles.
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Talty's avatar
Thank you for your suggestions! Quilling was added the first time: [link] and we already have enough P's for know, but I will keep it in case we make this again :love: thanks!
SinistrosePhosphate's avatar
You are very welcome!
I am sorry that I missed Quilling in the previous alphabets. I am sorry to have caused you the inconvenience!

Keep up the good work.
MoonFey's avatar
Maybe Quenching or Quetzalcoatl :)
Talty's avatar
I'm not familiar with Quenching, what is it? :o
MoonFey's avatar
It's a process of hardening steel that's used in metal works, they quench hot metal in for example water to make it cool off really fast. :)
(English isn't my native language so I might be messing up and not describing it to well though)

Here are some beautiful works:
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Brookette's avatar
:la: I love the Nichos! Great Stuff.
Talty's avatar
Me too, thanks :love:
AJ333's avatar
There's crafts with Oranges [link] i like this one [link]

Idk many crafts with O xD
Talty's avatar
Me neither XD but I liked orange, it has been added thank you for your help! :D
preethi524's avatar
Lovely article! Who knew there was so much happening in this world & I didn't have the slightest idea of it :wow:
Talty's avatar
I know! That's what I love about making these so much :D
digikijo's avatar
O stands for Obelix
Obelix is one of the main characters from the french comic Asterix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. He's very strong due to him falling into the cauldron with the magic potion as a child and usually can be seen carring a menhir on his back and with his pet dog Dogmatix (Idefix in french).
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Talty's avatar
I loved Asterix, Asterix and Idefix so much :iconcryforeverplz: you just spoke to my heart with that suggestion.
digikijo's avatar
Unfortunately, the aren't the center of much art :/
lost-angle's avatar
What about Orange or Oil?
Talty's avatar
Orange will be added, thank you! :love:
lost-angle's avatar
digikijo's avatar
Q for Quiche
Quiche is a pielike main dish original from Lorraine, France. It's usually a round unsweetened pastry filled with bacon and cheese, but a lot of variations with different ingredients exist too, like the vegetarian quiche.
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Talty's avatar
Added, thanks! And you found some beautiful examples of quiche too :D
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