Definition of needlelace in US English:



  • another term for needlepoint (sense 2 of the noun)
    • ‘It is raised needlelace similar in method to the flat Youghal needlelace.’
    • ‘Top it off with a spray of sweet peas created in wired needlelace and you have a lovely stitched piece.’
    • ‘You can also purchase all of those hard to find materials for needlelace and stumpwork as well as learning about both.’
    • ‘In her book Armenian Needlelace and Embroidery, Alice Odian Kasparian states that in her opinion, Armenia was not only the original home of needlelace but of needle art in general.’
    • ‘She has been teaching both needlelace and stumpwork for many years and is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild.’
    • ‘The author, Kay Dennis has been teaching stumpwork and needlelace for several years.’