drawn-work

drawn work

noun
ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework.

Origin:
1585–95

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drawn work
 
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Also called: drawn-thread work ornamental needlework done by drawing threads out of the fabric and using the remaining threads to form lacelike patterns

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