broidery


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broi·der

 (broi′dər)
tr.v. broi·dered, broi·der·ing, broi·ders Archaic
To ornament with needlework; embroider.

[Alteration (influenced by Middle English broiden, braided) of Middle English brouderen, from Old French brosder, brouder; see embroider.]

broi′der·y n.

broidery

(ˈbrɔɪdərɪ)
npl -ries
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a piece of embroidery
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the art of embroidery
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He read of the room that was prepared at the palace at Rheims for the use of Queen Joan of Burgundy and was decorated with "thirteen hundred and twenty-one parrots, made in broidery, and blazoned with the king's arms, and five hundred and sixty-one butterflies, whose wings were similarly ornamented with the arms of the queen, the whole worked in gold.
The 70-year-old craftsman produces broidery for the brides.
This finds resonance in flowing chiffons, broidery anglaise, table cloth ginghams and knits.