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 listed here must be available in English. Non English sites would belong in appropriate language category in World.
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.
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 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.
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!
This category is for candlemaking information only. It is not for selling candles or candle supplies.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This category contains informational sites about the art of floral design and floral crafts.
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/.
Please make sure you are submitting to the single most appropriate category
When writing your site''s title please ensure it is accurate.
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 is intended for informational sites, which includes those that focus on instruction, history, and artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mosaic art is created by assembling small pieces into a larger creation.
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.
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.
Please do not list any sites that offer goods for sale in this category.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Please do not list sites in this category that focus primarily on selling textiles or offering goods for sale.