Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Decorative needlework on canvas, usually in a diagonal stitch covering the entire surface of the material.
  • noun A type of lace worked on paper patterns with a needle.

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  • noun uncountable A craft involving pulling yarn, thread, or floss through a canvas mesh to produce a decorative design.
  • noun countable An object made using the craft.

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  • noun lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern
  • noun embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry

Etymologies

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From needle + point

Examples

  • The many faces of the saint that also appear in needlepoint and wood, say much about the nature of iconography, identity and faith.

    Two Hearts (Beat as One)

  • Personal-finance gurus such as Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman rarely interrogate callers about how many parties they give, how often they fly home, or whether their needlepoint is taking up too much disposable income.

    Home Economics

  • Artisans purchase the guanengo - a white cotton blouse - and adorn them with flowers in needlepoint (also called punto de cruz or cross stitch) around the neckline.

    A Michoacan tradition: the needlework artistry of Hermelinda Reyes

  • Personal-finance gurus such as Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman rarely interrogate callers about how many parties they give, how often they fly home, or whether their needlepoint is taking up too much disposable income.

    Home Economics

  • Personal-finance gurus such as Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman rarely interrogate callers about how many parties they give, how often they fly home, or whether their needlepoint is taking up too much disposable income.

    Home Economics

  • Artisans purchase the guanengo - a white cotton blouse - and adorn them with flowers in needlepoint (also called punto de cruz or cross stitch) around the neckline.

    A Michoacan tradition: the needlework artistry of Hermelinda Reyes

  • At least, she had called her needlepoint a humbug, which amounted to the same thing, as the stitchery could have done nothing to offend her.

    Ungrateful Governess

  • The process is a kind of needlepoint on fabric linen, in most cases with a superfine thread and, according to her, a “tiny tiny needle.”

    Buzzine » Byoung

  • For needlepoint which is what I mostly do these days I make a simple line drawing at the scale I want the piece to be and then trace it onto the scrim.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • For needlepoint which is what I mostly do these days I make a simple line drawing at the scale I want the piece to be and then trace it onto the scrim.

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