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

  • 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 ...
    March 30, 2014 - Columbia Daily Herald

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