Definition of cutwork in English:

cutwork

noun

mass noun
  • 1Embroidery in which parts of the fabric ground are cut out and the edges oversewn or elaborately stitched.

    ‘a linen blouse with cutwork’
    as modifier ‘a cutwork design’
    • ‘She finally settled on a pale blue blouse lavishly embellished with cutwork embroidery, and a long, navy skirt, worn with three-inch DKNY heels.’
    • ‘The emporium has also extended a helping hand to artisans from Nagercoil who were affected by tsunami by giving them a chance to display their cutwork embroidery at the expo.’
    • ‘Elegant burnout and cutwork fabrics are everywhere in today's fashion world.’
    • ‘Fiber-Etch, a liquid used in embroidery or cutwork embroidery, dissolves any plant fiber including cotton, linen, and rayon.’
    • ‘The cutwork embroidery of Hungary gave me ideas for vests.’
    • ‘The sharp points are fine enough for lace, cutwork, appliqué, tailoring and hand needlework.’
    • ‘Used mainly on jewellery and boxes, Theva craft is like cutwork gold filigree with a coloured enamel background and quite unique in its style.’
    • ‘Ritu's new collection will comprise hand-made fabrics, brilliant colours and lush style decorated with embroidery and cutwork featuring special techniques.’
    • ‘The manuscripts were written in iron gall ink and decorated with watercolor paints (composed of dry pigments and a gum binder) and sometimes embellished by cutwork.’
    • ‘Charming cutwork on the jars will be ideal for holding your favourite spices and pickles.’
    • ‘Once the card and backing are assembled, the foil is visible through spaces left by the cutwork of each design from the inside of the card.’
    1. 1.1 Appliqué work in which the pattern is cut out and sewn on.
      • ‘Add-ons like dull embroidery, cut work, crystals, Swarovski and silver glitter are just the right embellishments that a bridal outfit requires.’
      • ‘The creations are high on texturing and cutwork has been used for the jackets, that can be teamed up with linen lowers.’
      • ‘Hand-printed bedspreads, lace and embroidery items from Kanyakumari, cotton cut works of pillow covers, door and floor mats would also be on display.’
      • ‘The sharp points are fine enough for lace, cutwork, appliqué, tailoring and hand needlework.’
      • ‘Ritu's new collection will comprise hand-made fabrics, brilliant colours and lush style decorated with embroidery and cutwork featuring special techniques.’

Pronunciation

cutwork

/ˈkʌtwəːk/