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ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework.

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Origin of drawn work

First recorded in 1585–95
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drawn work

noun

ornamental needlework done by drawing threads out of the fabric and using the remaining threads to form lacelike patternsAlso called: drawn-thread work
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