work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English handweorc. See hand, work; cf. handiwork

hand worker, noun
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handwork (ˈhændˌwɜːk)
work done by hand rather than by machine

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Example sentences
Those precious embroideries and appliques take hundreds of hours of handwork.
Her intricate designs take shape in her mind's eye, sometimes inspired by
  handwork she sees and adapts.
Whenever her creative family members would gather, they would talk and visit
  while doing handwork, sewing and quilting.
It replaces slow handwork operations with high-volume and precision.
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