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Spotlighting the Top Open Source Crafting Tools

Spotlighting the Top Open Source Crafting Tools

Handicraft is a term that describes many different types of work where practical and decorative objects are made by hand or by using only simple tools. Depending on your location, the phrase 'arts and crafts' may be more commonly used.

Collective terms for handicrafts include artisanry, handicrafting, crafting, and handicraftsmanship. This article focuses on crafting using your hands.

This article highlights versatile open source software that aids cross-stitching and knot design. The software featured here helps individuals create their own charts from scratch or generate charts from imported pictures. Good quality open source software in this field is very sparse, fortunately there are still a few real gems.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled the following list of software. Hopefully there will be something of interest for anyone who wants to make full use of their creative talents.

Now, let's explore the software at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Crafting Tools
KXStitch
Cross-stitch pattern creator and editor for KDE
Crosti Graphic conversion utility to create cross stitches
Knotter Configurable interlace designer

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