needle-work

needlework

[need-l-wurk]
noun
1.
the art, process, or product of working with a needle, especially in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
2.
the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
Also called needlecraft, stitchery.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English nedle werk. See needle, work

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needlework (ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
2.  the result of such work

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