Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Master Craft List

Several days ago we started a Vansteader Master Craft List.  Here is the updated list (now I'll start adding links to posts on these craft topics):

  • Basketry
  • Beading (on leather)
  • Bowyering
  • Calligraphy
  • Candle making
  • Cardmaking
  • Crocheting
  • Dying
  • Engraving
  • Etching
  • Flint knapping
  • Folk Art
  • Genealogy
  • Herb craft (not to include food hebs, as they will have their own category) - e.g. making various toiletries with essential oils, herbs, mineral salt body scrubs etc.
  • Herbalism
  • Jewelery Making
  • Knitting
  • Leather Working
  • Macram√©
  • metaphysical arts
  • Native American arts (dream catchers, medicine bags, etc)
  • Net tying
  • Painting
  • Period specific arts, such as rendezvous or civil war crafts
  • Photography
  • Patchwork
  • Quilting
  • Rug making
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sketching
  • Sculpting
  • Sewing
  • Soap Making
  • Spinning
  • Stamping
  • Weaving (also braiding and fingerweaving)
  • Woodburning/pyrography
  • Wood Working
*All cooking, baking, and food preserving will have their own categories.

Please continue to add to the list in the comments area.  If you work in a particular craft, please let me know if you'd be willing to create a blog post on the topic.


  1. Thanks for updating and creating a Master Vansteaders Craft List for us. I have started to blog about some resources and shared a video on Cordage Basketry to start off my Craft List.

  2. I created a blog on basketry and the link to it is:


  3. I am looking forward to posts on these different crafts. Some I already do, but others look very interesting. Afraid I don't have time to teach or post on the ones I do, but what a great idea. I am taking care of my brother that is terminal, so all my spare time is with him. Stay safe.