• WordNet 3.6
    • n needleworker someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n needleworker One who works with a needle; a needlewoman.
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In literature:

But I want a pair of tawny sleeves, an't like you, wrought with needlework.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
The girls have a little history, French, music, and ornamental needlework.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Annie tried to support herself by needlework, but she took cold in her starving condition and broke down.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
I hurried below, and found Miss Onslow engaged upon some needlework.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
After tea Miss Sakers and Eliza both did needlework.
"Eliza" by Barry Pain
Betty darned a small pile of stockings, and then she took out some needlework.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
You remember her poor hands, all twisted with rheumatism and yet what beautiful needlework she does.
"Old Valentines" by Munson Aldrich Havens
Velvet "Irish stitch," red cloth, and needlework covers are named.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
So Marah sat very still and sad, bending over her needlework without ever turning her head in the direction of the door.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
The natives spin the indigenous cotton of the country, and weave it in a curious way, producing the most intricate lace and needlework.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

She said they never wished them
To play–oh, indeed!
They learnt to sew and needlework
Or else to write and read.
"When We Went Out With Grandmamma" by Kate Greenaway
"'Susan, for you, I'll say you do
Your needlework with care,
And stitch so true the wristbands new
Dear father's soon to wear!'
"The End Of May" by Charles Lamb
Raiment of needlework! Patience, and pray'r,
Charity, purity, faith, are all there,
Weaving by trivial touches in time
Her robe of the Spirit, eternal, sublime.
"The Bride's Veil - (Psalm XLV. 15)." by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Her child was sightless. On a fine bright day
She saw her lay her needlework aside,
And, as on such occasions mothers will,
For leaving off her work began to chide.
"Blindness" by Charles Lamb
My daughter Jane makes dresses
For beautiful Princesses;
But though she's plain is Jane,
Of needlework she's vain,
And makes such pretty things
For relatives of Kings.
"Jane" by Robert W Service
Raiment of needlework, wrought through the hands
Of guardian angels who do His commands,
And minister grace from the Bridegroom above
To His mystical bride in her lace-veil of love:
"The Bride's Veil - (Psalm XLV. 15)." by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Did you think that ladies in the early part of the 20th Century just did needlework and played piano.
Zoe Salmon a dab hand at needlework.
She enjoyed needlework and was seamstress for many Salina retail clothing stores.
Needlework exhibit set for Kingwood Center.
Kingwood Center will have its first needlework exhibit 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sept 29 in the Meeting Hall.
Trenton Needlework Guild celebrates 116 years of giving.
Kingwood Center will have its first needlework exhibit 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sept 29 in the Meeting Hall.
It's 'sew' easy: Despite trend's slow return, DIYers can learn needlework .
Needlework , the primary election and 4-H winners.
Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework .
Needlework Brings Together Programmers, Crafters.
A boho-chic woman with long gray hair casually inquired of me as we wandered through "Pricked," the Museum of Arts and Design's survey of 48 artists whose radical needlework is upending traditional notions of embroidery.
Connie Hoffman, of the Unitarian Peacemaker Needleworkers group, displays some of the handmade Ugandan beaded jewelry available for sale Saturday, Nov 6, to benefit Bead for Life.
Although always handy with needlework, it was a riding pal who inadvertently gave her the idea for making ribbon quilts .