One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Closely stitched embroidery worked over canvas.
- ‘Her sitting room with its home-made curtains and baskets of knitting and needlepoint was the warm heart of the house, attracting the others to gather in it.’
- ‘But in any case, your man said no more than the obvious when he attacked a section of the Manchester United home support for being a passion-free zone who knew as much about the finer points of the game as Keane does about needlepoint.’
- ‘Winter evenings were spent doing needlepoint and cross-stitch and also having friends over for games of crokinole.’
- ‘Then Chaplin plays with our assumptions by assigning the tramp to a cell with an imposing cellmate whom, we learn, is more concerned with needlepoint than bossing the tramp.’
- ‘While other girls my age are learning needlepoint, table manners, and how to win a prince's heart, I learn horseback riding, fencing, and magic spells.’
- ‘But she did beautiful needlepoint and embroidery when she actually sat down to work on it.’
- ‘Evelyn wiled away her days, performing odd tasks for Mrs. Watts, and practicing her needlepoint with her neighbor, Lindsey, as Lindsey's mother kept a close eye on her clumsy stitching.’
- ‘In the old house, Judith Collins sits doing needlepoint as young Nora runs up to her with a ball of yarn.’
- ‘It was Augusta who created the ranch house's Victorian elegance, adding her own fine needlepoint to the furnishings from Chicago, New York, and Europe.’
- ‘I'm constantly moving, doing needlepoint or writing.’
- ‘Embroidery and needlepoint make great hammocks.’
- ‘The stitchers display dazzling skill and finesse, creating textured surfaces of petit point, needlepoint, beading, embroidery, appliqué, smocking and macramé.’
- ‘Pop-up adverts, the bane of most user's lives, are usually created by The Women's Association in Stockport in needlepoint, and then scanned in.’
- ‘The second possible explanation is that these men who talk to Natasha about interior decorating, flower-arranging and needlepoint aren't gay.’
- ‘This is a joke I tell in my act, and I can tell by the way you dropped your needlepoint, called your mama, told her the joke, and then pretended you wrote it, that you and I are going to get along swell.’
- ‘They tend to go for needlepoint and take on really demanding projects.’
- ‘So, that crossed out needlepoint, knitting and embroidery, as well.’
- ‘Aunt Lil expressed herself through her needlepoint: she had two cushions on her couch stitched in fine needlepoint.’
- ‘She had done needlepoint and crocheting before being attracted to beadwork.’
- ‘I am also interested in cross-stitch and needlepoint and am looking forward to getting to know other community members who are into needlework as well and swapping some fun and interesting tip!’
2Lace made by hand using a needle rather than bobbins.openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbingView synonyms
Embroider in needlepoint.
- ‘She didn't want to needlepoint to perfection, crochet, dance elegantly, or be treated as a brainless pet.’
- ‘An antique chair that was needlepointed by duPont raised $15,000 at the inaugural Thoroughbred Charities Auction held in the Moelis's living room.’
- ‘I imagine a sort of holding area for souls, not unlike the D.M.V. My mother, in her surgical gown, needlepointing, waiting for her number to be called.’
- ‘In fact, the idea caught on, and now a group of women on the ship meet regularly in their rooms to knit, crochet or needlepoint.’
- ‘Despite all the creative threads being spun, pulling together this site had the potential to be as awkward as needlepointing a three-piece suit.’
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