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PE - Artisan Crafts ABC III N - R

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:15 PM

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 WingsandRingsNeedlepoint Red Kimono by WingsandRingsNeedlepoint Waterfall by PatGoltzMy 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-beadsApparel: Skintenna Top by Bright-CircleZigzag Netting by LinhorraDiagional 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 MzdishPrayer Nicho by MzdishFrida Kahlo Mini Retablo Box by johannachambersSimple 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 incantostudiosTime Flies version one by merimaskOne-of-a-kind Leaves Journal by gildbookbindersMIDDLE 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 osbolosdaanaAsterix and Obelix by dragonbrainAsterix and Obelix Keychain by Philippa-Marquis

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 PetitPlatOrange Sherbet Lip Balm by The-Cute-StormChocolate 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 cerkahegyzoWorld at War.. (Pencil lead carving) by preethi524pencil carving happy new year by cerkahegyzoPencil 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-designzMucha Pyrograph (Woodburning) Outline by snazzie-designzDragon Pyrograph (Woodburning) by snazzie-designzChristian by muradino

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-LeePosable Nightsky Wolf Cub by HakkatuDixieVonFur 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 DoodleBequiche - chicken and apricot with fresh basil by kincaellanbroccoli and cheddar quiche by johnnysunshineAsparagus 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 SmallCreationsByMelQueen of Hearts by CreativeAbubotThe Queen of Hearts Moon Bun by MoonYenFIMO - 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 ReflectionsByIceCustomizing a MH Doll : Step Three -Rehairing by wild-driveCaprice - before and after by IvyHeartDesignsRuby 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 MayEbonySilk ribbon sweetpea by fairyfrogBudouir Embroidery card by fairyfrogSilk 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 beadladyWhite Wedding BeadDress - Ruffles + Roses Edition by pinkythepinkDouble-Cross Bracelet Closeup by beadg1rlAshton bracelet by BunnySuitDriver

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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow - thank you so very much for featuring 2 of my Silk Ribbon Embroideries, I really appreciate it :iconsaaptewt:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem, they are beautiful examples of ribbon embroidery :love:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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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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 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
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 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Maybe Quenching or Quetzalcoatl :)
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm not familiar with Quenching, what is it? :o
MoonFey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:la: I love the Nichos! Great Stuff.
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Me too, thanks :love:
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