The vocabulary used to describe the arts, crafts and textiles is rich, varied, specialized and often unfamiliar. This glossary has been conceived as a guide to provide an introduction to this very complex and vast subject.


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The explanation and/or definition of the most commonly used terms are intended to furnish a preliminary insight into the subject in an attempt to facilitate a deeper understanding. Do email us at [email protected] if there are any terms that you are able to define for us.

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