Definition of craftwork in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɑːftwəːk/


[mass noun]
1The making of decorative or practical objects by hand as a profession or leisure activity: club activities include craftwork and exercise classes
More example sentences
  • Volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities including horticulture, craftwork and skills training.
  • The Project runs six projects including life skills, sports, cookery, creative activities and craftwork.
  • She was keenly interested in craftwork, especially embroidery.
1.1Decorative or practical objects made by hand: criminals helped themselves to ornate craftwork from the chapel
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  • Craftwork made by patchworking wheat straw requires only simple manual labour.
  • The paintings will be available from the gallery, which displays a selection of diverse art and craftwork.
  • The craftwork displayed includes popular prints, textiles, signboards and toys.



Example sentences
  • It brings the artists and craftworkers together, and results in a great cross fertilisation of ideas.
  • Don't forget, photographers and craftworkers also have their own section in the show.
  • Many of the craftworkers and artisans are from the Mayo area, others are from further afield.
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