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needlecraft

Definitions of needlecraft
  1. noun
    work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle
    synonyms: needlework
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    type of:
    handicraft
    a craft that requires skillful hands
  2. noun
    a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
    synonyms: needlework
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    crochet, crocheting
    needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
    embroidery, fancywork
    decorative needlework
    knit, knitting, knitwork
    needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
    sewing, stitchery
    needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
    tatting
    needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
    applique
    a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
    binding
    strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
    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
    gather, gathering
    sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    hemstitch
    embroidery similar to drawnwork
    darn, mend, patch
    sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
    needlepoint, needlepoint embroidery
    embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry
    patchwork
    sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
    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
    stitch
    a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
    type of:
    creation
    an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
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