cutwork cutwork

Definition(s):

  • (n) embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away

Usage(s):

  • Still, New Wave Director Jacques Rivette knew that getting La Religieuse as a film past the heavy-handed censors of the Gaullist republic would require some fancy cutwork.

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  • Tis the wedding season

    Ruth Floyd, a board member/volunteer at the Mt. Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History, draws attention to the intricate handwork — called cutwork — of this antique bridal gown hand-made by Sarah Jane Mabee. The handwork is featured on all parts of the gown: the bodice, the sleeves, and the waist as well as the skirt. Brides, who have loaned their gowns for the exhibit, have also loaned place ...
    on March 30, 2014     Source: Columbia Daily Herald

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