Definition of Cross-stitch

1. Noun. Two stitches forming a cross or X.

Specialized synonyms: Half Cross Stitch
Generic synonyms: Embroidery Stitch, Sewing Stitch



2. Noun. Embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other.
Generic synonyms: Embroidery, Fancywork

Definition of Cross-stitch

1. Noun. A double stitch that forms a cross ¹

2. Noun. embroidery or needlework made using such stitches ¹

3. Verb. To embroider with such stitches ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross-stitch

cross-resistance
cross-section
cross-section(a)
cross-sectional
cross-sectional echocardiography
cross-sectional method
cross-sectional study
cross-sell
cross-sentential
cross-shaped
cross-shot
cross-springer
cross-springers
cross-staffs
cross-stitch (current term)
cross-stitched
cross-stitcher
cross-stitchers
cross-stitches
cross-stitching
cross-tab
cross-table lateral projection
cross-tabs
cross-talk
cross-town
cross-train
cross-trees
cross-validation
cross-wise

Literary usage of Cross-stitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"German workers are famed for beautiful cross stitch embroidery, though the crude colors they employ often mar the beauty of their specimens. ..."

2. Potter's American Monthly (1881)
"The curtain illustrated in Fig. i is made of coarse linen, richly ornamented with cross-stitch embroidery and drawn-work, and finished at the bottom with ..."

3. The Hand-book of Needlework by Miss Lambert, Lambert (F.) (1842)
"IVE stiches are, in general, employed for canvas work; viz. tent, and cross stitch, Gobelin or tapestry stitch, Irish, and German stitch. ..."

4. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Cross stitch. directly across' from where it last came through, move forward as far as desired, from one-quarter inch to one-half inch, according to size of ..."

5. Clothing and Health: An Elementary Textbook of Home Making by Helen Kinne, Anna Maria Cooley (1916)
"LESSON 7 LEARNING TO MAKE THE cross-stitch Did your grandmother ever tell you how she learned to sew when she was a girl ? Have you seen her sewing sampler ..."

6. Clothing and Health: An Elementary Textbook of Home Making by Helen Kinne, Anna Maria Cooley (1916)
"LESSON 7 LEARNING TO MAKE THE cross-stitch Did your grandmother ever tell you how she learned to sew when she was a girl ? Have you seen her sewing sampler ..."

7. The Prussian Elementary Schools by Thomas Alexander (1919)
"The cross-stitch is first to be practiced as an under-stitch lying from left to right, then as a top-stitch, lying from right to left, and finally as the ..."

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