Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who works with a needle; a needlewoman.
- n. One who carries out needlework.
- n. someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
“She began teaching at 14 and was a noted needleworker.”
“Rose Wortis was an Eastern European immigrant needleworker who devoted her life to working-class organizing and the Left.”
“Connie, my mother, is a huge appreciator of handcrafted work of all kinds, as well as an expert knitter and talented needleworker in her own right.”
“Penne fit me" (Penne made me), pointing to the existence of a needleworker of that name.”
“The tunics worn over armour offered great opportunities to the needleworker.”
“Mrs. O'Shaughnessy is the daintiest needleworker I have ever seen; she was taught by the nuns at”
“But above all requirements the quilt maker must be an expert needleworker, capable of making the multitude of tiny stitches with neatness and precision if she would produce the perfect quilt.”
“In appliqué the craft to the needleworker is not carried to its limit, but, on the other hand, it calls for great skill in design.”
“Arachne, a most industrious needleworker, had the audacity to contest against Pallas, the goddess of the art of weaving.”
“The patient labour expended by the amateur artist, the needleworker, and the connoisseur of home art a generation or two ago has provided the collector to-day with an exceptionally interesting class of curio, for there is much to admire in amateur craftsmanship, and especially in the handiwork of the needlewoman and the weaver and decorator of so many beautiful textiles which have been preserved to us.”
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