Wikidata:WikiProject Textile arts
The goal of this project is to improve Wikidata's coverage of textile arts - sewing, weaving, knitting, lacemaking, needlework, and other related crafts. Our scope will include textile processes, the artisans who practice those processes, and the materials they produce.
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- textile arts (Q10988986): arts and crafts that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects
- textile process (Q7708485): process or technique for working with textile materials
- textile arts tool (Q19394283): equipment used in the production of textiles
- textile (Q28823): material produced by twining, weaving, felting, knotting, or otherwise processing natural or synthetic fibers
- lacemaking (Q43065851): craft of making lace
- lace (Q231250): openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand
- knitting (Q6033694): forming and interlacing of loops using needles according to a prescribed manner or pattern, either by machine or by hand
- knitting (Q29048022): handmade works or material created by interlacing loops of a long or continuous piece of yarn or thread by means of needles
- needlework (Q1817291): craft of creating or decorating objects using needle and thread
- needlework (Q28966125): creative work made using needle and thread or yarn
- quilting (Q1920065): process of sewing layers of fabric together to make a padded material
- quilt (Q1064538): bedcover made of multiple layers of fabric sewn together, usually stitched in decorative patterns
- sewing (Q652122): craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread
- weaving (Q192296): technology for the production of textiles
- spinning (Q59172)
- crochet (Q208386)
- nålebinding (Q1281606)
- Hardanger embroidery (Q126947)
- crewelwork (Q5184848)
- embroidery (Q18281)
- embroidery (Q28966302)
Following the standard established by WikiProject Visual arts and other projects, we should maintain distinct items for:
- textile arts or crafts processes and techniques
- types of materials or objects produced using those processes
- the related profession or occupation for people who practice those processes
Instances and subclassesEdit
In general, textile arts concepts (crafts and materials) should be <subclass of> "textile", "textile art", "textile process", or "textile tool", etc., or, more often, one of their subclasses.
- Exception: Types of textile fiber (wool (Q42329), silk (Q37681)) should always be <instance of> Q3071311; this is a metaclass and has instances that are classes. (Many of these are already modeled.)
Individual textile items (like Appliqué inv. 2757 (Q26756759), a piece of bobbin lace in a museum collection), should be <instance of> the relevant subclass of "textile art".
Professions and occupations should be <instance of> occupation (Q12737077) and can also be a <subclass> of a broader occupation.
- fabrication method (P2079): method, process or technique used to grow, cook, weave, build, assemble, manufacture the item
- product or material produced (P1056): material or product produced by a government agency, business, industry, facility, or process
- material used (P186): material the subject is made of or derived from
- practiced by (P3095): type of agents that study this subject or work in this profession
Here are four different types of concepts we are working with and properties for their inter-relations. Please feel free to modify or comment on the talk page.
|Item||Art / craft / method||Product / material||Tool||Occupation|
|Art / craft / method
an activity (e.g. quilting (Q1920065))
|subclass of (P279)||product or material produced (P1056) (e.g. quilt (Q1064538))||uses (P2283) (e.g. sewing needle (Q142690))||practiced by (P3095) (e.g. quilt maker (Q30341438))|
|Product / material
the result of the activity (e.g. quilt (Q1064538))
|fabrication method (P2079)(e.g. quilting (Q1920065))||material used (P186) (e. g. cloth (Q5849500))|
the instrument used to produce the product or material (e.g. sewing needle (Q142690))
|use (P366) (e.g. quilting (Q1920065))||subclass of (P279) (e.g. Q56145959)||used by (P1535) (e.g. quilt maker (Q30341438))|
the actor, who produces the product (e.g. quilt maker (Q30341438)
|field of this occupation (P425)(e.g. quilting (Q1920065))||uses (P2283) (e. g. cloth (Q5849500))||uses (P2283) (e.g. sewing needle (Q142690))||subclass of (P279) (e.g. textile worker (Q66035178))|
Find orphan items. If an item is not found in any of the listings, it is not categorised under any of the top classes.
Fix item classes. Pay attention to the type of class Art / craft / method <> Product / material <> Tool <> Occupation. If the item's categorisation is false, the different review methods will reveal that and allow fixing it. More classes can be added to the table, also subclasses of existing ones.
- Textile arts with practioners and products <
textile arts> on wikidata tree visualisation (external tool)(depth=1)
- Textile arts tools (subclasses) <
textile arts tool> on wikidata tree visualisation (external tool)(depth=1)
- Textile occupations (subclasses of textile worker (Q66035178), based on Standard Occupational Classification System (Q7598269) code 51-6000; does not include fiber artists) <
textile worker> on wikidata tree visualisation (external tool)(depth=1)