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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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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.
This is a modern example of design and stitchery that is at once soft and colorful.
Last year, I participated and created a small collection for the McCall's Style Show at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Washington.
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.
And start with dark colours and work toward light colours, so that if your stitchery takes ages, it won't get too dirty.
From staples, to stitchery, to glue, to tape, the relief, to cardboard, to fabric and paste papers, these works become original and unique.
Presently, there have been more than 5 million stakeholders of State life insurance and stitchery funds reached at Rs 527 million and the annual profit of company reached at Rs 571 million.
The Stitchery, Barbara Cooper, 4151 W 18th Ave Apt 109.
Jean Ray Laury, Applique Stitchery (New York: Reinhold Publishing, 1966), 12.
She has redefined and subverted the concepts of quilting to suit her own purposes by incorporating explorations that include various forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials, and objects.
Legend has it that when the enchanted woman, one of the Tres Marias in the triumvirate of our Feminine Matriarchs, was not playing the piano to create enchanted music, she busied her hands with the magic of her stitchery.