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[stich-uh-ree] /ˈstɪtʃ ə ri/
Origin of stitchery
First recorded in 1600-10; stitch + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • 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


needlework, esp modern embroidery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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