The development of the Glossary will proceed from a personal practical experience of the craft.

With this as the starting point there may be omissions as individual experience is limited and, in addition, it is in the nature of a traditional hand-craft that there can be variations in the interpretation of the terms arising from different localities or points in time.

The intention, by publishing the Glossary on the Web, is to reduce the number of omissions by inviting the submission of additional terms. Please send any suggestions to the Glossary Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Glossary, for ease of reference, will be compiled in two ways, in generic groups and a full alphabetic listing.:

The generic groups are listed below, with links to the groups have already started compilation.

  1. Processes or Activities:
  2. Construction:
  3. Alphabetically: All terms set out in alphabetical order.
  4. Full text search: Search for key words

George Clark