[ kuht-wurk ]
/ ˈkʌtˌwɜrk /
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.
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cutwork
/ (ˈkʌtˌwɜːk) /
openwork embroidery in which the pattern is cut away from the background
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