- 1 (one's handiwork) Something that one has made or done: the dressmakers stood back to survey their handiworkMore example sentences
- It stocks exclusively handloom sarees, and this is evident from the intricate handiwork and embroidery on the latest arrivals.
- Despite her handiwork having decorated the entire village for many carnivals, Wendy remains modest about her achievement.
- As for director Christine Jeffs' handiwork, it is marquetry done in mittens.
- 2Making things by hand, considered as a subject of instruction: they taught young women reading, writing, and handiworkMore example sentences
- She is inspired by traditional woman's handiwork like crocheting and knitting, she says.
- In his early years, George would have been much sought after for his handiwork skills, particularly woodwork.
- ‘Fireworks are still made by hand and fired by human handiwork,’ Nigel says.
Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc 'something made', interpreted in the 16th century as handy + work.