noun (plural needlewomen)
A woman or girl who has particular sewing skills or who sews for a living.
- The schoolgirls were attending the first of two 10-day courses arranged by the firm to introduce the needlewoman of the future to the art of mechanical sewing.
- Daughters of affluent parents had the option of taking advanced instruction from an expert needlewoman capable of teaching many of the diverse branches of needlework.
- The Bayeux Tapestry was embroidered by English needlewomen, although it is generally thought to be a rather inferior example of Anglo-Saxon needlework despite it's huge size.
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