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Needlework

In a local fashion boutique in Bangalore, India, a craftsman seen busy with needlework on a designer-ware.

Needlework is a broad term for the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework.[1] The definition may expand to include related textile crafts such as a crochet hook or tatting shuttles.

Similar abilities often transfer well between different varieties of needlework, such as fine motor skill and a knowledge of textile fibers. Some of the same tools may be used in several different varieties of needlework. For instance, a needle threader is useful in nearly all needlecrafts.

Types of needlework

See also

References

  1. ^ "Needlework". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

External links

  • Needle Lace - Virtual Museum of Textile Arts (Italian)
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