Definition of Needlepoint

1. Noun. Lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern.

Exact synonyms: Point Lace
Generic synonyms: Lace



2. Noun. Embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry.
Exact synonyms: Needlepoint Embroidery
Generic synonyms: Embroidery, Fancywork
Specialized synonyms: Gros Point, Petit Point

Definition of Needlepoint

1. Noun. A craft involving pulling yarn, thread, or floss through a canvas mesh to produce a decorative design. ¹

2. Noun. An object made using the craft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needlepoint

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Needlepoint

needlecord
needlecraft
needlecrafter
needlecrafters
needlecrafts
needled
needlefish
needlefishes
needleful
needlelace
needleless
needlelike
needlenose
needlenose pliers
needlenosed pliers
needlepoint (current term)
needlepoints
needler
needlers
needles
needless
needless to say
needlessly
needlessness
needlessnesses
needlestick
needlestick-injury
needlestick injuries
needlestick injury
needlesticks

Literary usage of Needlepoint

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

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The two first borders are of needlepoint work; the lower border is of such pillow ... Border of flat needlepoint Lace of fuller texture than that of fig. ..."

2. Embroidery and Lace by Ernest Lefébure (1888)
"We shall consider needlepoint laces first, since their analogy with embroideries, ... Lace, whether of needlepoint or pillow make, is a textile fabric with ..."

3. Old Lace: A Handbook for Collectors; an Account of the Different Styles of by Margaret Jourdain (1908)
"\Yhen needlepoint lace forsook purely geometrical lines, certain English ... In the Victoria and Albert Museum a pair of scallops of needlepoint lace ..."

4. Textiles for Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools: Also Adapted by William Henry Dooley (1914)
"First, with a needle, when the work is known as "needlepoint lace." Second, when bobbins, pins, and a pillow or cushion are used; this is called "pillow ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Venetian needlepoint Lace. ground was used. All sorts of minute embellishments, like little knots, stars, and loops or picots, were worked on to the ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"At the end of thc i?th century thc lightest of the Venetian needlepoint laces were ... Border of needlepoint Lace made in France about 1740-1750, ..."

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