[need-l-kraft, -krahft]
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Origin of needlecraft

First recorded in 1350–1400, needlecraft is from the Middle English word nedle craft. See needle, craft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for needlecraft

Historical Examples of needlecraft

  • Needlecraft and embroidery she had learned from his wife; and she was an accomplished needlewoman.

    Her Season in Bath

    Emma Marshall

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for needlecraft


  1. the art or practice of needlework
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