from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of decorating cloth by pulling out horizontal threads and tying the remaining vertical threads into hourglass-shaped bunches.
  • n. A method of joining hemmed edges by crisscrossing thread over an open seam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a decoration of a fabric achieved by removing threads and tying others into bunches
  • n. the joining of hemmed edges of fabric with crisscrossed threads

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In embroidery, an operation in which a number of threads in the material are drawn out, and a few of the cross - threads are fagoted, or tied together in the middle. This is continued until all the threads are tied into fagots. The term is also applied to a similar effect produced by knitting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches


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  • Sometimes there was an overthrown nest like a sack of twigs turned out on the turf, such as the hedgers rake together after fagoting.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • Cheung's fascination with ancient building styles can be seen in the lavish use of symmetry, bias cutting, pleating, carving lace-trimming, fagoting, sequining and beading.

    My Sinchew -

  • Milgrim’s signature looks typically included details of cross-stitch embroidery, bands of tucking, slot seaming, and fagoting.

    Sally Milgrim.

  • "There's hemstitching and fagoting, but I don't know as it's any less work than ruffling.

    A Little Girl in Old New York


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