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[need-l-kraft, -krahft] /ˈnid lˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
Origin of needlecraft
First recorded in 1350-1400, needlecraft is from the Middle English word nedle craft. See needle, craft Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • needlecraft and embroidery she had learned from his wife; and she was an accomplished needlewoman.

    Her Season in Bath Emma Marshall
  • The worker of samplers and those advanced in the higher arts of needlecraft had also their little work necessaries.

    Chats on Household Curios Fred W. Burgess
  • Certainly it is one of the quaintest and most primitive attempts of working pictures by needlecraft.

  • Queen Elizabeth cannot, however, be said to have been in any way a patroness of the art of needlecraft.

  • Among the many treasures of this exquisite period of needlecraft are the well-known Stuart caskets.

British Dictionary definitions for needlecraft


the art or practice of needlework
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