stitchery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stitchery needlework on which you are working with needle and thread "she put her sewing back in the basket"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stitchery Needlework; -- in contempt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stitchery Needlework; in modern times, the labor or drudgery of sewing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stitchery (Shak.) needle-work
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stice, a prick; Ger. sticken, to embroider; conn. with stick.

Usage

In literature:

It was still time's stitchery, not his fabric.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
I felt very cubbish as I sat feeding my soul on the picture she made as she bent over her stitchery.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
And so in regard to such gifts as music, painting, acting, mechanics, stitchery; even such simple things as reading and writing.
"The Discipline of War" by John Hasloch Potter
It is solid stitchery on a canvas ground, "wrought about with divers colours" on green.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
What wilt thou say to me for such a piece of stitchery?
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
As a specimen of ancient stitchery and feminine industry, this work is extremely curious.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
In fact, it is the business of the successful embroiderer to know as much about design as she must about stitchery and color.
"The Development of Embroidery in America" by Candace Wheeler
The black silk outline stitchery or linen lasted well through the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
There is a great survival of this stitchery in Italy amongst the peasantry.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
It might have been torn from a part that was devoid of stitchery; and, again, it might not be part of the frock at all.
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
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In news:

Past lives in stitchery at the Mercer Museum By GWEN SHRIFT Staff Writer PhillyBurbs.com.
Of course it's sewing and when it comes to the fine art of stitchery, I am all thumbs.
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