ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework.
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How to use drawn work in a sentence
In others, a luncheon cloth of embroidered linen, lace or drawn work is used for these less formal meals.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
He says that a sort of embroidery was called network, and certain drawn work he calls “opus filatorium.”Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
Even the peddlers of lace and drawn-work find it hard to accustom themselves to the occidental idea of a market price.Our Foreigners | Samuel P. Orth
To point the need of obedience, Rosario seated herself on the porch, and began doing some drawn work upon which she was engaged.Brand Blotters | William MacLeod Raine
Drawn-work effects are seen also in these central figures and along the borders.The Art of Modern Lace Making | The Butterick Publishing Co.
British Dictionary definitions for drawn work
ornamental needlework done by drawing threads out of the fabric and using the remaining threads to form lacelike patterns: Also called: drawn-thread work
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