plural noun
crafts·​peo·​ple | \ˈkraf(t)s-ˌpē-pəl \

Definition of craftspeople 

: workers who practice a trade or craft

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But there is an army of artists and craftspeople who make a living traveling to festivals, sometimes going straight from one event to the next. Daniel Grant, WSJ, "He Sells His Paintings—From Fair to Fair," 25 Nov. 2018 The Himalayas Sanjay SaxenaNomadic ExpeditionsHe’ll handle all that byzantine paperwork to secure trekking permits, arrange flight-seeing over the Himalayas, and set up one-on-ones with scholars, philanthropists, climbers, and craftspeople. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 Within its borders are more than 135 different ethnic groups, a landscape that rises from white sand beaches to 19,295-foot Hkakabo Razi, fairy tale pagodas and skilled craftspeople. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Asia," 5 Oct. 2016 Peregalli’s alchemical craftspeople transformed the space into a series of intimate paneled and mirrored dining rooms in a harmonious celadon green palette. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "With Striking Interior Design, Milan’s Cracco Restaurant Evokes Singular Elegance," 29 June 2018 With their mutual love of food and dedication to aesthetic perfection, it was decided that the two craftspeople would have to join forces. Elisa Ludwig,, "Mount Airy bakers' attention to detail is icing on the cake," 30 May 2018 Getty Images In today's royal family news, the Duke of Cambridge just hinted to a group of Liverpool craftspeople that Princess Charlotte loves fashion. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "Princess Charlotte Is Already "Obsessed" With Pink and Loves Fashion," 21 June 2018 The annual Custer Fair in Evanston came together over Father’s Day weekend, showcasing the work of over 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople and vendors in a street celebration of art, entertainment and international food. Gina Grillo,, "Custer Fair in Evanston turns streets into venues of family fun, entertainment," 19 June 2018 Kelly tasked Joel & Son Fabrics in London along with additional Italian craftspeople with getting the imitation exactly right, according to People. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Prince Louis and Prince George Wore a Different Christening Gown Than Prince William," 9 July 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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