[ stich-uh-ree ]
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Origin of stitchery

First recorded in 1600–10; stitch + -ery

Words Nearby stitchery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stitchery in a sentence

  • The smock, or shift, was a high garment with long sleeves, often embroidered with black stitchery.

    Chaucer for Children | Mrs. H. R. Haweis
  • In any case, work over stitchery is more durable than over loose padding such as cotton wool.

    Art in Needlework | Lewis F. Day
  • All that concerns them on this last-named account will be found in the section devoted to stitchery.

  • We do not, nowadays, spend long hours bending over fine stitchery that is destined for no really useful purpose.

  • The black silk outline stitchery or linen lasted well through the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

British Dictionary definitions for stitchery


/ (ˈstɪtʃərɪ) /

  1. needlework, esp modern embroidery

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