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Decorative needlework, such as embroidery.
(Knitting & Sewing) any ornamental needlework, such as embroidery or crochet
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candlewick - loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern
crewelwork - embroidery done with loosely twisted worsted yarn
cross-stitch - embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other
cutwork - embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away
drawnwork - ornamental needlework done by drawing threads to form lacelike patterns
faggoting, fagoting - embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches
hemstitch - embroidery similar to drawnwork
needlepoint embroidery, needlepoint - embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry
sampler - a piece of embroidery demonstrating skill with various stitches
smocking - embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches