- openwork embroidery in which the ground fabric is cut out about the pattern.
- fretwork formed by perforation or cut in low relief.
- ornamental needlework in which spaces are cut from a ground material into which are inserted decorative figures that were made separately.
- point coupé(def 1).
Origin of cutwork
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Historical Examples of cutwork
Bed-hangings, curtains, and furniture-coverings were covered with alternate squares of lacis and cutwork.
As in all countries, lace-making apparently commenced in its early English stages by drawn-thread and cutwork.
- openwork embroidery in which the pattern is cut away from the background
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