cutwork definition

  • noun:
    • Openwork embroidery where the surface material is cut away through the design.
    • a type of embroidery in which intervening fabric is cut-away
    • Openwork embroidery in which the ground textile is cut-away from design.
    • A form of embroidery where intervening material is cut-away
    • a historical term for embroidery, esp. placed on the first type of lace, or even to that very early embroidery on linen and stuff like that, that the manufacture of lace originated.
    • an old term for embroidery, esp. applied to the first type of lace, or to that very early embroidery on linen and stuff like that, from which the manufacture of lace was developed.
    • and adjective
    • and adjective
    • In embroidery, applique work: so named since the structure is cut fully out and sewed upon the floor.
    • In embroidery, applique work: so named because the structure is cut fully out and sewed upon the floor.
    • the first type of lace; fine needlework upon linen or silk from which a part of the backdrop ended up being cut-away, making the design pierced. See lace.
    • The earliest as a type of lace; good needlework upon linen or silk where an integral part of the background ended up being cut away, making the look pierced. See lace.
    • In typographic publishing, the presswork of woodcuts or their particular electrotypes, or of pictures of any kind, that requires much more talent than that given to ordinary type-work.
    • In typographic printing, the presswork of woodcuts or their particular electrotypes, or of illustrations of any kind, that requires more skill than that provided to ordinary type-work.
    • embroidery where the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch while the intervening material is cut away
    • embroidery where the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch therefore the intervening product is cut away
  • others:
    • manufactured from cut-work.
    • made from cut-work.

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