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Please suggest sites here that offer non commercial information about Individual Artists working in a variety of Craft mediums. Suggesting a site to an incorrect category will only delay the eventual review of the site.

Sites listed here will offer information and display the artwork of Individual Artisans working with multiple crafts. If the site focuses on a particular craft, please navigate to the best subcategory.

For sites that are selling artwork, please suggest to the most appropriate subcategory of Shopping/Crafts.

Sites offering business services should be suggested to Business/Consumer_Goods_and_Services/Crafts/

Sites listed here must be available in English. Non English sites would belong in appropriate language category in World.

Submit a listing for your art or craft related guild, club, or organized group of creative people.
Listings for organizations of artists and/or craftspeople, including guilds, clubs, and other organized groups of creative people.
Please do not submit sites in this category that offer goods for sale.

Sites that offer baskets and basket goods for sale should be submitted to Shopping: Crafts: Baskets or Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Basketry.

Information pertaining to the craft of basketry including, instructions. resources and non retail exhibitions.
This category is not for beaded jewelry. If the site you are submitting is about bead jewelry, seed bead jewelry, or gemstone beads and DOES NOT sell products it should be submitted to Arts: Crafts: Jewelry: Beads.

Please submit sites that offer seed bead type products for sale to Shopping: Crafts: Beading or Shopping: Jewelry: Bead and Gemstone for bead jewelry. If all the items are individually handcrafted by the site owner artist then submit instead to Shopping: Jewelry: Handcrafted: Bead and Gemstone.

This category is for and about bead crafters' sites. This category is not for beaded jewelry. Please submit sites about bead books, individual patterns, kits and basic stitch instructions etc.
This category is for candlemaking information only. It is not for selling candles or candle supplies.

If your site sells wholesale candle supplies then submit your site to: Shopping/Crafts/Wholesalers .

If your site sells finished candles to the general public which are personally handcrafted by you, then submit your site to: Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Accessories/Candles/Handcrafted/ .

If your site resells finished candles then submit your site to: Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Accessories/Candles/ .

This category is dedicated to the craft of candlemaking. Practically anyone can make candles. With a method for every level of skill and ability, candlemaking is an activity for people of all ages, from kids to seniors. If you can complete a basic cooking recipe, you can make candles!

Sites listed here will provide information about the craft of Ceramic Art and Pottery and will cover a variety of topics such as individual artists, organizations, magazines, history of the craft, non-commercial galleries/studios, etc.

Please take the time to locate an appropriate sub-category. Sites focused on selling artwork will not be listed here and should be suggested to either Shopping/Crafts/Ceramics or Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Accessories/Pottery. Sites that focus on the manufacture or distribution of ceramics products would be suggested to Business/Consumer_Goods_and_Services/Home_and_Garden/Ceramics.

Sites listed here must be available in English. Otherwise, please suggest the site to the most appropriate (based on the language) category in World.

This category is for sites about Ceramic Art and Pottery. It will contain sites for individual artists as well as those covering educational and infomational topics about the craft. Also included: non-commercial galleries, organizations, magazines, working potteries (those not selling products on-line), and resource sites.

Ceramics and ceramic art in the art world means artwork made out of clay bodies and fired into the hardened ceramic form. Some ceramic pieces are classified as fine art, while many others can be classified as one of the decorative, industrial or applied arts (the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use).

Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. In everyday usage the term is taken to encompass a wide range of ceramics, including earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries.

Sites listed here will offer information for classes and projects for multiple craft genres. If the site is specific to one craft (i.e. candles, quilting, etc.) please suggest it to the best subcategory of Arts/Crafts.

Sites specific to a single location such as a town should be sent to the appropriate subcategory of Regional.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Swaps happen when a group of artists/crafters get together to trade their work for that of others. Usually, one person volunteers to co-ordinate the procedure as a host. Each artist makes as many pieces as there are people in the swap and sends the collection to the host. The host then divides up each collection and sends the participant a package with one of each piece. The swaps posted here show swaps that are being held, or have been held, and to show a wide range of participant's work.
Sites that sell "orderable" finished decorative painted items do not belong in this category. Please submit them to Shopping/Crafts/Decorative_Painting.

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Sites that sell supplies for Decorative and Tole painting belong in Shopping/Crafts/Supplies/Decorative_Painting.

This category is for informational sites and all things having to do with the actual skills, techniques, and processes associated with both Decorative and Tole painting in all of its various forms.
If you have a physical address and sell crafts in person, or help band together local crafters in your town, please submit the site to the appropriate town or city in Regional.

If you sell your crafts online, have a product listing, and ship sold products, submit your site to the appropriate category in Shopping.

If your site really does offer links to arts and crafts sites, it might go here. Don''t submit a directory before it has listings, or it will likely not be included. While there are no hard and fast rules, general craft directories should have at least 50 categorized and described links and no empty categories. More specific craft directories can be complete with fewer links, but should only be submitted here as a last resort. Instead, submit them to the appropriate subcategory of Arts/Crafts. For example, a directory of scrapbooking links should be submitted to the scrapbooking category.

Web sites that don't focus on providing content themselves, but instead list links to other Web sites that provide the Crafts content. Something like this category page itself, in fact. Directories for a specific Craft will be found listed under the category for that Craft, this category lists directories that try to cover links to all, or at least many otherwise unrelated Crafts sites.
Please do not list sites in this category that primarily offer goods for sale.

Dolls for sale and doll making supplies should be submitted to Shopping: Crafts: Dolls or Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Doll Making

Sites about repainting or making over Barbie or other fashion dolls should go in Recreation: Collecting: Toys: Dolls: Barbie: Redeaux Dolls

This category is for sites offering doll making instructions, advice, non retail exhibitions and resources for the doll maker.
Please only submit sites that strictly adhere to the guidelines below.

If a site focuses on consumer information about a show which is in a specific local or regional, it should be submitted to the appropriate Regional category in the Arts and Entertainment subcategory.

Craft shows are events where craft hobbyists, professionals and suppliers can exhibit their products. This category is to provide art and craft professionals with exhibitor information and access to lists of shows where they might choose to exhibit their products. It is also to help consumers locate shows to attend.
Please submit sites which are primarily of an informational nature regarding history, instruction, techniques, artists and related floral topics to the most appropriate subcategory.

Sites that focus primarily on direct sales of finished crafts or crafting supplies should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory of Shopping/Crafts/Floral.

Sites primarily focussed on direct selling of unique floral designs and services should be submitted to the most appropriate subcategory of Shopping/Flowers and/or the most appropriate locality category in Regional/.

Submission Tips:

  1. Please make sure you are submitting to the single most appropriate category
  2. When writing your site''s title please ensure it is accurate.
  3. When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.

Following these guidelines will help us list your site sooner. Thank-you for your cooperation.

This category contains informational sites about the art of floral design and floral crafts.
Sites that offer crafted items for sale to raise funds for a particular cause should be submitted to Society: Philanthropy: Cause Related Shopping.
Multidiscipline informational sites and craft organizations that exist primarily to provide crafted items for charity.
Sites listed here are for galleries exhibiting a variety of crafts.
Physical galleries around the world, and "virtual" galleries that do not sell on-line. This is not the category for single artist sites... even if you call it a gallery.
Sites that focus primarily on direct sales of finished crafts should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory of Shopping: Crafts: Glass or one of the other more specific shopping categories.

Sites that focus primarily on direct sales of crafting supplies should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory of Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Glass or one of the other more specific shopping categories.

This category is intended for informational sites, which includes those that focus on instruction, history, and artists.
If you sell your jewelry on the internet you should submit to one of the Shopping: Jewelry categories.

Pick the one category that best fits your product line and submit only once. Duplicate submissions and mirror sites will be deleted.

This category is for general jewelry sites that Do Not sell their products from their web pages. Jewelry for sale can be found in the Shopping: Jewelry categories.

Sites that sell knitting or crochet supplies should be submitted to Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Fiber Arts: Yarn Arts: Knitting and Crochet.

Informational sites that primarily focus on knitting should be submitted to Arts: Crafts: Knitting and Crochet: Knitting or an appropriate subcategory under it.

Informational sites that primarily focus on crochet should be submitted to Arts: Crafts: Knitting and Crochet: Crochet or an appropriate subcategory under it.

Informational sites that primarily focus on knitting and crochet.
Please check subcategories for more specific information before submitting. For example, sites that sell lace making supplies will be listed under Shopping:Crafts:Supplies:Fiber Arts:Lacemaking.
Making laces by hand is an ancient and treasured art form. Sites listed here are involved in the study, preservation and the making of lace of all types. Some types of handmade laces include bobbin laces, needle laces, tape laces and tatted lace.
This category is for informational sites, image galleries, artisans, and publications about leather crafting.
Please submit only sites that belong to publishers or others authorized to exclusively produce or distribute a particular publication, or sites which exist primarily to provide reviews and information about crafts publications. Do not submit third-party retail sites simply because they happen to offer for sale a publication that appears to fit this category.

Be sure to submit a site for the sub-category that it best fits. If there is no appropriate sub-category, feel free to suggest one.

This directory is intended to provide quality links to publications devoted to the crafts industry as a whole or to specific segments of that industry. Publications may include books, periodicals, and reports in a paper or digital format.
This category is for websites about the craft of marbling. This would include: contemporary western paper and fabric marbling, traditional Turkish (ebru) marbling, as well as Asian (suminagashi) ink marbling.
Please do not list sites that offer goods for sale in this category.

Sites that offer metal arts for sale should submit their sites to Shopping: Crafts: Metal or Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Metal Craft or Shopping: Home and Garden: Garden Accessories .

This category is for craft workers in the metal arts field. It includes exhibitions, instruction and information relating to the craft, but is not for listing sites that offer metal craft for sale.
This category contains resources, instructions, and non commercial artist''s exhibits pertaining to items made from polymer clay.

Please do not list sites in this category that offer goods for sale.

Various sub-categories exist for dolls, miniatures, jewelry, and figurines made from polymer clay. Please be sure you submit to the category that best fits your site for quicker placement in the directory.

Sites that offer polymer clay articles for sale should submit to Shopping/Crafts/Polymer_Clay.

or

Shopping/Crafts/Supplies/Polymer_Clay/

or

Shopping/Jewelry/Handcrafted/Polymer_Clay/.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Please do not list sites in this category that offer goods for sale. Sites selling mosaic supplies should be listed at Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Glass. Sites selling mosaics should be listed at Shopping: Crafts: Mosaics.
Mosaic art is created by assembling small pieces into a larger creation.
Please submit sites offering finished needlework products for sale to the general public to Shopping/Crafts/Fiber Arts categories .

Please submit all sites offering needlework supplies for sale to Shopping/Crafts/Fiber Arts/Supplies categories.

Contains sites for crafts involving a needle and thread such as cross stitch, embroidery, and needlepoint.
Please do not list any sites that offer goods for sale in this category.
This category is for web sites that offer general information, advice, exhibition or instruction to the recreational or professional quilter. Web sites offering finished quilts for sale should be listed under Shopping: Crafts: Fiber Arts: Quilting. Web sites offering quilting supplies for sale should be listed under Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Fiber Arts: Quilting. Please examine the subcategories in this Quilting section to see if one of those categories more closely describes your web site. For example, if you provide information or advice only on the subject of applique then you should list your web site under the Applique subcategory rather than the general quilting category. Or, if your site is a quilting guild site, then you should list it under the Clubs and Guilds subcategory. This Quilting subcategory was moved from Recreation: Crafts: Textiles: Quilting to avoid duplicate subcategories.
Arts: Crafts: Rubber Stamping lists sites about using rubber stamps for recreation and artistic expression, including instruction and exhibitions.

Sales sites for rubber stamps and supplies are not listed here. Instead, please see:

This category lists sites about using rubber stamps for recreation and artistic expression, including instruction and exhibitions. Sales sites are not listed here. If you sell anything on your site, please go to the SHOPPING section of this directory. See below for more information.
Please do not list sites in this category that offer goods for sale.

Websites that sell scrapbooking supplies or offer scrapbooking services for payment should be submitted to Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Scrapbooking.

Scrapinasnap agents/affiliates/representatives will NOT be listed in ODP. The main url for the program is found at Scrapinasnap.com and is listed in Business: Opportunities: Networking-MLM: S and is the only listing for such sites.

LeavingPrints "instructors" will NOT be listed in ODP. The main url for the program is found at Leavingprints.com and is listed in Business: Opportunities: Networking-MLM: L and is the only listing for such sites.

The art of preserving family memories through collating photographs, journalling, and memorabilia in an archival quality scrapbook and using only acid free and lignin free materials.
Please do not list sites that offer soap products for sale in this category.

Sites offering goods for sale should submit to one of the various Shopping categories such as Shopping: Crafts: Toiletries: Soaps, Shopping: Health and Beauty: Skin Care: Soaps: Handmade or Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Soap and Candle Making .

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Site or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Information and resources for soap makers.
String figures or string games are popular with many indigenous cultures throughout the world, from the Arctic to Australia, all around the Pacific, and in Africa. They are typically performed by one person, or two, as in the game of "Cat's Cradle", using a single loop of string. Often they are made one following another, while singing or telling a story. Many of the figures are made the same way in different cultures, but are known by different names or go with different stories. They may be used in competition, where the first person to complete a figure is the winner. Some people consider it improper to make string figures during certain seasons or certain times of the day. (This is possibly partly due to the addictive nature of this pastime.) Many of the figures are made the same way, but are known by different names or stories, or have different endings. Once you learn the glossary of conventional shorthand terms that describe the simplest procedures, you can follow written step-by-step instructions for making even the most complex figures. Pictures do help, however. With practise, you may find that you can make a particular figure almost without thinking about the individual steps, much as you might tie a shoelace. After a while, it is possible to begin making one without remembering how it ends up, and then be surprised at the results. This category is intended primarily for those sites which provide instructions for making string figures, whether traditional or newly invented. Other sites may be about people who perform the figures, or the stories associated with string figures.
Please do not list sites in this category that focus primarily on selling textiles or offering goods for sale.

Any site that focuses primarily on selling goods should submit to one of the appropriate Shopping/Crafts/Fiber_Arts categories

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Business/Industries/Manufacturing/Textiles_and_Nonwovens/.

This category lists sites offering information, resources, instruction and exhibits relating to fabric, yarn, and to textile crafts including spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, braiding, and multi-media textile arts.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Site or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Frequently updated entries that focus on crafts. Weblog entries must be dated, and they should updated frequently in order to be listed here.
This category is for the main page of a Crafts oriented web rings.
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