the art, process, or product of working with a needle, especially in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
Also called needlecraft, stitchery.

1350–1400; Middle English nedle werk. See needle, work Unabridged
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needlework (ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk)
1.  work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
2.  the result of such work

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They were used to store the linens, needlework, and household accessories that she collected over the years.
Various handcrafted items, needlework, and plants and flowers are also for sale.
Enjoy the camaraderie and get the help for your needlework projects.
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