crafts·​wom·​an | \ ˈkraf(t)s-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce craftswoman (audio) \

Definition of craftswoman

1 : a woman who is an artisan
2 : a woman who is skilled in a craft

Examples of craftswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The craftswoman’s background in design, leadership development, business strategy and sales is supplemented by her studies at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Art and Sustainability Come Together in Craft," 23 Apr. 2021 On the photography side, however, Gulick proves herself not just a fine craftswoman, but a varied one as well. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "‘The Salmon Way’ is a breezy, enjoyable jaunt through the Alaska state of mind," 19 Jan. 2020 An adjacent wall holds two embroidered world maps, their political territories marked by national flags, commissioned from Afghani craftswomen by the Italian artist Alighiero Boetti. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "This D.C. exhibition should be seen by everyone concerned about the migrant crisis," 13 July 2019 The Teçume craftswomen live in an area of the Amazon along the Tupana and Igapó-Açu rivers that is still relatively untouched by deforestation. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Yael Sonia Is Bringing the Artisanal Traditions of the Amazon to the World of Fine Jewelry," 11 Sep. 2018 The bag is made in Portugal by craftswomen following the ancient technique of weaving reed by hand. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Chic Bags Come with a Touch of Magic," 8 July 2017 With help from fair trade nonprofit Global Goods Partners, proceeds from items purchased on the site will help the craftswomen care for their families and send their children to school. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: Lauren Conrad's New Shopping Site With a Cause, This Year's "Elf Yourself" — and More," 21 Nov. 2013 All of the collection’s brightly colored reed bags are handmade by craftswomen in Portugal and are decorated with porcelain talisman charms that are also handmade in Galicia, Spain, where Alvarez is from originally. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Heimat Atlantica Offers a Collection of Basket Bags That Stand Out Among the Rest," 26 Mar. 2018 Elly was a proficient sewing craftswoman during her adult life. Hartford Courant,, "Ellenor H. Bruetsch," 4 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of craftswoman

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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1 May 2021

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“Craftswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of craftswoman

: a woman who makes beautiful objects by hand

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