Crossword clues for embroidery
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Embroidery \Em*broid"er*y\, n.; pl. Embroideries.
Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.; also, the art of embroidering.
Diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures and colors; variegated decoration.
Fields in spring's embroidery are dressed.
A mere rhetorical embroidery of phrases.
--J. A. Symonds.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., embrouderie "art of embroidering;" see embroider + -y (4). Meaning "embroidered work" is from 1560s.
n. 1 The ornamentation of fabric using needlework. 2 A piece of embroidered fabric.
Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today, embroidery is most often seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color.
The basic techniques or stitches on surviving examples of the earliest embroidery— chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.
Usage examples of "embroidery".
Audience hall glittered as if it were filled with burning stars, ashimmer from gilt embroidery on fine robes, gems dripping from throats and fingers and wrists.
On a folding screen of blackwork embroidery, an arrow points one way, and I turn the other.
Jeannie did her hair and helped her into a gown of midnight-blue velvet, adorned with a tableau of blackwork embroidery that began at the waist and curled up over her bodice and down over her high-waisted gown.
The Brujo wore white trousers and a long white shirt with four pockets and with broad stripes of blue embroidery down the front of it.
Switching from embroidery to chinoiserie to painting on glass, and oh, when I have a moment or two, I might take a peek at the stars.
Aluminium saucepans, cups and saucers and teapots, hammered copperware, silverwork from Amara, cheap watches, enamel mugs, embroideries and gay patterned rugs from Persia.
Of embroideries, featherwork, and the like, so frequently mentioned by early travelers, hardly a trace is left.
Golden embroidery glittered on a jacket woven of the finest Gujarati silk.
These examples may serve as a small specimen of the infernal ingenuity displayed in the descriptions of the Hindu hells, which are all of one substantial pattern, however varied in the embroidery.
Cherry was always ready to do whatever her kind hostess wished, and happily ran errands, unravelled tangled embroidery silks, went for tediously slow walks with her round the gardens, accompanied her on sedate drives in her landaulette, read aloud to her, and listened with unfeigned interest to her store of very dull anecdotes.
We produce nothing comparable to the great Oriental carpets, Persian glass, tiles, and illuminated books, Arabian leatherwork, Spanish marquetry, Hindu textiles, Chinese porcelain and embroidery, Japanese lacquer and brocade, French tapestries, or Inca jewelry.
She does not rise from the cushioned bench in the alcove, but lowers the embroidery hoop to her lap.
His robe was simple, with barely an inch of purple embroidery along the border, but was of the finest-combed Milesian wool.
Fisera had brought two long pallia with her, one of a rich deep-rose color embroidered all over with golden medallions, the other a strange shade that was almost not any colora shadow tone between gray and tan and greenornamented with dark brown silken embroidery and with accents picked out in seed pearls.
And what better person to give her advice than Rona the Nimble-Fingered, so-called because of her embroidery skills, but she was also known as Rona Roundheels, for obvious reasons.