plural noun
crafts·​peo·​ple | \ ˈkraf(t)s-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce craftspeople (audio) \

Definition of craftspeople

: workers who practice a trade or craft

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Contemporary designers, furniture makers, and master craftspeople are keeping Shaker woodworking traditions alive, reinterpreting them for today’s audiences. Diana Budds, Curbed, "One of America’s most popular furniture styles was invented by a celibate religious sect," 21 June 2019 Not long ago, the story tells us, about a dozen artificial-flower companies thrived in New York, with skilled craftspeople meticulously creating gardens from silk, velvet and other fabrics, one bloom at a time. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Crafting gardens from silk, one bloom at a time," 19 May 2019 For the more sartorially curious, the Balmoral can arrange private tours of Scotland's mills, giving guests a chance to meet with the craftspeople behind cashmere and also tartan and tweed, the country's most iconic textiles. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Do You Really Need a Cashmere Butler?," 19 Apr. 2019 These glass beads, which were available by the bulk and much finer in size, became favored by native craftspeople. Vogue, "Meet 8 Indigenous Beaders Who Are Modernizing Their Craft," 24 Apr. 2019 From bright and playful to sleek and minimalist, everything here is made by experienced craftspeople who respect the heritage of handmade pottery. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Shops in Hong Kong," 4 Mar. 2018 The compact city is entirely navigable by foot, full of charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and shops selling the wares of local craftspeople. Nicola Fumo, Town & Country, "What to Pack for an Irish Getaway," 4 Mar. 2019 In this particular episode, Clint, his wife and business partner, Kelly, and other talented craftspeople transformed a family's small bonus room into a 3-in-1 space for sleeping, playing games, and hanging out/watching television. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Triple Bunk Beds Are The Perfect Way To Optimize Space In Small Bedrooms," 18 Jan. 2019 The pieces were made by craftspeople of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a non-profit that trains over 5,000 people in traditional arts and rebuilds community buildings in the old city of Kabul. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Jewelry at the British Fashion Awards Was a Sneaky Tribute to Prince Charles," 11 Dec. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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