- ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework.
Origin of drawn work
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for drawn work
The effect is similar to one of the drawn-work hem-stitches.The Art of Modern Lace Making
The Butterick Publishing Co.
I guess he means Mexican drawn-work, explained Ruth with a smile.The Eight-Oared Victors
Mrs. Tellamantez took out her drawn-work and pinned it to her knee.Song of the Lark
Drawn-work linen squares over mahogany make an attractive luncheon table.The Century Cook Book
Even the peddlers of lace and drawn-work find it hard to accustom themselves to the occidental idea of a market price.Our Foreigners
Samuel P. Orth
- ornamental needlework done by drawing threads out of the fabric and using the remaining threads to form lacelike patternsAlso called: drawn-thread work
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