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.
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.
Milgrim’s signature looks typically included details of cross-stitch embroidery, bands of tucking, slot seaming, and fagoting.
"There's hemstitching and fagoting, but I don't know as it's any less work than ruffling.