- the art, process, or product of working with a needle, especially in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
- the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
Origin of needlework
Examples from the Web for needlework
Historical Examples of needlework
Viviette left Katherine to her needlework, and advanced to meet him.Viviette
William J. Locke
I have always dreamed of myself as a child learning to do needlework.Little Dorrit
Lucy and Emily learned to read, and to do various kinds of needlework.The Fairchild Family
Mary Martha Sherwood
The girls made a wish that they might become skilled in needlework.Japanese Fairy World
William Elliot Griffis
She took up some needlework she had been engaged on, and sat down on a sofa.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
- work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
- the result of such work