Definition of cutwork in English:

cutwork

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Embroidery 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’
    • ‘The sharp points are fine enough for lace, cutwork, appliqué, tailoring and hand needlework.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Charming cutwork on the jars will be ideal for holding your favourite spices and pickles.’
    • ‘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 cutwork embroidery of Hungary gave me ideas for vests.’
    • ‘She finally settled on a pale blue blouse lavishly embellished with cutwork embroidery, and a long, navy skirt, worn with three-inch DKNY heels.’
    1. 1.1Appliqué work in which the pattern is cut out and sewn on.
      • ‘Hand-printed bedspreads, lace and embroidery items from Kanyakumari, cotton cut works of pillow covers, door and floor mats would also be on display.’
      • ‘Ritu's new collection will comprise hand-made fabrics, brilliant colours and lush style decorated with embroidery and cutwork featuring special techniques.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The sharp points are fine enough for lace, cutwork, appliqué, tailoring and hand needlework.’

Pronunciation:

cutwork

/ˈkʌtwəːk/