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fag·ot·ingalso fag·got·ing (făg′ə-tĭng)
1. A method of decorating cloth by pulling out horizontal threads and tying the remaining vertical threads into hourglass-shaped bunches.
2. A method of joining hemmed edges by crisscrossing thread over an open seam.
3. A stitch in knitting that creates an open pattern.
4. The decoration, seam, or pattern created by such a method or stitch.
fag•ot•ing(ˈfæg ə tɪŋ)
1. openwork embroidery in which some horizontal threads are drawn from the fabric and the remaining vertical threads are gathered into groups and tied at their midpoint.
2. a decorative sewing stitch in which thread is drawn in a zigzag or ladderlike pattern across an opening between two edges of fabric.Also, Brit.,fag′got•ing.