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1A stitch formed of two stitches crossing each other.
- ‘She used satin stitches extensively for flowers and leaves, and cross stitches elsewhere.’
- ‘Mine does a cross stitch design and that worked just fine.’
- ‘It was like the cross stitch pattern that says ‘Home Sweet Home’.’
- ‘You probably can't tell from the smallish picture, but the cover is a cross stitch pattern (detail here).’
- 1.1 Needlework done using cross-stitches.
needlework, needlepoint, needlecraft, sewing, cross stitch, tatting, crochet, crewel workView synonyms
- ‘The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.’
- ‘Still my mother praised my almost flawless cross stitch.’
- ‘Also, the craft group have a nice selection of cross stitch pictures, candles and other attractive items on show.’
- ‘I have a version, done in cross stitch by an old friend, on a shelf near my desk.’
- ‘Then I came in and worked on one of my new cross stitches for a bit.’
Sew or embroider using cross-stitches.‘a cross-stitched pillow’
- ‘Women often sit on their front porches knitting for their families, or cross-stitching or embroidering the bodices for their traditional dresses.’
- ‘Very few women had either the blue silk thread or the skill needed to produce cross-stitched initials like those on her sheet.’
- ‘I was cross-stitching in a chair on the lawn when he approached me.’
- ‘Everyone had one of these coats when we were young: blue with a fluorescent orange lining, cross-stitched to diamonds.’
- ‘We were given opportunities to ride, knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and weave.’
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