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Needlework; sewing.


(Knitting & Sewing) needlework, esp modern embroidery


(ˈnid lˌwɜrk)

1. the art, process, or product of working with a needle, esp. in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
2. the occupation or employment of one skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stitchery - needlework on which you are working with needle and threadstitchery - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
applique - a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
binding - strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
gather, gathering - sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
mend, darn, patch - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
needlecraft, needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
patchwork - sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
stitch - a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
needle - prick with a needle
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Whether your medium is yarn, thread or anything, this program is for social stitchery.
David Laux shares his studio lesson, for which the initial inspiration, he confesses, was student "fashion" that sported skulls and stitchery.
Featuring full-color photography and meticulous, graphic representations of its stitchery instructions, Knit in New Directions with Myra Wood is a superb resource of "how-to" knitting projects for intermediate to advanced practitioners.
It provides little projects using luxury yarns and woodland themes and blends discussions of stitchery and production with patterns for accessories that are very affordable.
The result is a 'bible' of stitchery that goes beyond teaching technique to address the underlying purposes of applications and use - a fine style directory highly recommended for both beginners and advanced needleworkers who want to consider all the options and alternatives.
With these problems compounded by competition from less expensive machine stitchery, the craft may become a dying art.
Each clan wears special clothing with unique stitchery, or embroidery.
This tailor was known for his fine stitchery and great kindness.
Months later, The Musical Courier (MC) established its independence from both the Gazette and stitchery and for the next eighty years, appeared weekly.
YOU probably have friends or relatives with hobbies that involve creating beautiful pieces of art, jewelry, woodwork, stitchery or pottery, right?
Birr, who comes from an East Coast family that traces its lineage to the Mayflower - and it also includes Pocahontas - knows she will take a cross-stitch sampler done in 1803 at the age of 9 by her great-great-great grandmother, back when every young girl was supposed to complete a sampler by age 10 to prove their stitchery skills and start filling their "hope chests" with linens before their often teenage marriages.
More than 300 exhibitors from surrounding states will present their pottery, woodwork, jewelry, artwork, and stitchery.