Definitions

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  • n. Work made with, or as if with, threads.

Etymologies

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thread +‎ work

Examples

  • Surprisingly, the simplest dress -- a delicate, gold floral-threadwork embroidered organza dress -- was one of the most striking elements of the entire collection.

    Gazelle Emami: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 (PHOTOS): Park Avenue Meets Morocco

  • While most art quilters in America push the envelope on over-the-top embellishment and dense threadwork, Ms. Schmidt strives to make simplicity a virtue.

    The Queen of the 'Neo-Hillbilly' Quilt

  • A Kancheepuram silk saree, tassels on the pallu, bright green border with zari and threadwork.

    She is Special

  • A private American collector paid the top price for this lot, a ring set with an elongated oval-cut diamond, weighing approximately 22.76 carats, within a diamond-set two-tiered threadwork gallery and hoop, all mounted in platinum.

    Courtesy of Christie's Diamond "thread"...

  • Weighing approximately 22.76 carats, the JAR rock made the top grade with its D color dazzle and intricate diamond threadwork.

    Barkin's Beauty

  • Set with an elongated oval-cut diamond, weighing approximately 22.76 carats, within a diamond-set two-tiered threadwork gallery and hoop, mounted in platinum.

    Courtesy of Christie’s Colored diamond...

  • He took a long silk scarf from India, with gold threadwork and a palette that reflected the colors of the sunrise, and hung it on the eastern wall near the northeast corner.

    The Power of Vastu Living

  • He wore a tunic and cloak of military cut but royal splendor: even in the wan winter sunlight, their threadwork of cloth-of-gold, their encrusting pearls and rubies and polished, faceted chunks of jet glittered dazzlingly.

    Rulers of the Darkness

  • The many stories that make up its substance unfold from bud to leaf to dry memory and back again, event connecting event like the threadwork of a spider's web, so that each creature of the world plays its part, understanding only aspects of the overall narradve, and perceiving, each with its particular talents, only glimpses of the Great Mystery that underlies it all.

    Moonheart

  • Sewn of soft scarlet material, the garments were bordered with black and gold threadwork, with laces at cuff and neck caught by jewelled hooks.

    Stormwarden

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