fancywork

Definitions of fancywork
  1. noun
    decorative needlework
    synonyms: embroidery
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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, needlepoint embroidery
    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
    gros point
    needlepoint embroidery done with large stitches
    petit point
    needlepoint done with small stitches
    type of:
    needlecraft, needlework
    a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
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