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.
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How to use needlework in a sentence
Instead, she started and ran her own retail needlework business, and also managed a counted cross-stitch company.
"You used to carry your tobacco in a rubber pouch," said Edna, picking up the pouch and examining the needlework.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Her taste and skill in any little matter of needlework are quite extraordinary.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
She had been taught the mandoline by the nuns, who had also taught her needlework.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
Thereupon he rode off, arrived at his mother's house, and found her seated at her frame for needlework.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography. | Solomon Maimon
The English Cope of Cyon is another notable example of needlework from this time.Education: How Old The New | James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for needlework
work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
the result of such work
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