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Needlework; sewing.
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(Knitting & Sewing) needlework, esp modern embroidery
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(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.
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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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She will show how patterns and special stitchery were used to help guide slaves to freedom as they journeyed the underground railroad.
Sue Spargo's stitchery is sure to inspire and what better way keep the ideas front and center than this pretty wall calendar.
Jenny Wilding Cardon's Visible Mending: Artful Stitchery to Repair and Refresh Your Favorite Things (9781604689358, $23.99) promotes repair over replacement as it shows how to mend rips, sweater snags, tears, and more.
Unlike the traditional Japanese approach to quilt art, which usually involves stitchery of carefully measured and cut fabric, Danny's works are characterized by unorthodox freehand patchwork as well as the technique of shading to add depth and dimension into his 'fabric paintings,' CNA reported.
As well as patchwork quilts, wall hangings and smaller stitchery, the 2014 Commonwealth Games quilt will be on show.The club also make quilts for sick and traumatised babies and children through the Project Linus charity and visitors will be able to see some examples of these.
The Grange was founded in 1938 as "The School of Stitchery and Lace", which was a pioneering charity teaching young women with disabilities a trade.
Last year, I participated and created a small collection for the McCall's Style Show at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Washington.
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Here, she passes her expertise onto readers, anchoring stitchery lessons in the useful tool of two plastic stitching cards, included in the back of the book.
Roseann Meehan Kermes' A Little Something: Cute-As-Can-Be Patterns for Wool Stitchery (9781604688604, $19.99) focuses on little home decor projects that can be produced in quick time, from coasters and wall hangings to bags and accessories, and pairs clear color photos with step-by-step directions for hand stitchers looking for something different.
And start with dark colours and work toward light colours, so that if your stitchery takes ages, it won't get too dirty.