Cutwork
Cutwork Cut"work` (k[u^]t"w[^u]rk`), n. (Fine Arts) An ancient term for embroidery, esp. applied to the earliest form of lace, or to that early embroidery on linen and the like, from which the manufacture of lace was developed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cutwork — frill on a cotton petticoat. Cutwork or cut work is a needlework technique in which portions of a textile are cut away and the resulting hole is reinforced and filled with embroidery or needle lace. Cutwork is a related to drawn thread work. In… …   Wikipedia

  • cutwork — [kut′wʉrk΄] n. openwork embroidery in which part of the cloth is cut away from the design …   English World dictionary

  • cutwork — /kut werrk /, n. 1. openwork embroidery in which the ground fabric is cut out about the pattern. 2. fretwork formed by perforation or cut in low relief. 3. ornamental needlework in which spaces are cut from a ground material into which are… …   Universalium

  • cutwork — noun Date: 15th century embroidery usually on linen in which a design is outlined in buttonhole stitch and the enclosed material cut away …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cutwork — noun A form of embroidery in which intervening fabric is cut away …   Wiktionary

  • cutwork — n. embroidery on linen in which a design is outlined in buttonhole stitch and the enclosed material cut away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cutwork — noun embroidery in which parts of the fabric ground are cut out and the edges oversewn or elaborately stitched …   English new terms dictionary

  • cutwork — cut•work [[t]ˈkʌtˌwɜrk[/t]] n. 1) clo embroidery in which parts of the ground fabric are cut out within the design 2) archit. fur fretwork formed by perforation or cut in low relief • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • cutwork — /ˈkʌtwɜk/ (say kutwerk) noun 1. openwork embroidery in which the ground fabric is cut out about the pattern. 2. a style of decorative needlework in which patterns are created in materials by making spaces between the threads …   Australian English dictionary

  • cutwork — noun embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away • Hypernyms: ↑embroidery, ↑fancywork …   Useful english dictionary

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