needlework

[ need-l-wurk ]
/ ˈnid lˌwɜrk /

noun

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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Also called needlecraft, stitchery.

Origin of needlework

First recorded in1350–1400, needlework is from Middle English nedle werk. See needle, work
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British Dictionary definitions for needlework

needlework
/ (ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk) /

noun

work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
the result of such work
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