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stitchery

[stich-uh-ree] /ˈstɪtʃ ə ri/
noun
Origin of stitchery
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; stitch + -ery
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  • As well might the needlewoman go to the glazier to design her stitchery.

  • She glanced up at his angry face and went on with her stitchery in silence.

    A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart
  • There is a great survival of this stitchery in Italy amongst the peasantry.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • The details of the stitchery will be found on the following plates.

    Jacobean Embroidery

    Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands
  • The opposite selvages have hanging threads, remnants of the stitchery which originally seamed two breadths together.

    Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O'Neale
  • I felt a vague awe, such as I imagine strikes a man at sight of a rose-lined parasol, or a thimble laid on a pile of stitchery.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • It might have been torn from a part that was devoid of stitchery; and, again, it might not be part of the frock at all.

    The Riddle of the Night Thomas W. Hanshew
  • In fact, it is the business of the successful embroiderer to know as much about design as she must about stitchery and color.

  • I would sit with my stitchery on a fallen log in the sunshine, while they ran in and out o' th' grewsome hole.

  • Truth and gallantry prompt me to add, it is not in stitchery but in design that we lag behind the old.

British Dictionary definitions for stitchery

stitchery

/ˈstɪtʃərɪ/
noun
1.
needlework, esp modern embroidery
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