[ need-l-kraft, -krahft ]
See synonyms for: needlecraftneedlecrafts on

Origin of needlecraft

First recorded in 1350–1400, needlecraft is from Middle English nedle craft. See needle, craft

Words Nearby needlecraft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use needlecraft in a sentence

  • The worker of samplers and those advanced in the higher arts of needlecraft had also their little work necessaries.

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  • Certainly it is one of the quaintest and most primitive attempts of working pictures by needlecraft.

  • Queen Elizabeth cannot, however, be said to have been in any way a patroness of the art of needlecraft.

  • Among the many treasures of this exquisite period of needlecraft are the well-known Stuart caskets.

  • They in turn carried their arts and crafts to Gaul and Britain, and by degrees needlecraft permeated the whole of Europe.

British Dictionary definitions for needlecraft


/ (ˈniːdəlˌkrɑːft) /

  1. the art or practice of needlework

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