Definition of cross-stitch in English:

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cross-stitch

Pronunciation:
Needlework

noun

1A stitch formed of two stitches crossing each other.
Example sentences
  • She used satin stitches extensively for flowers and leaves, and cross stitches elsewhere.
  • It was like the cross stitch pattern that says ‘Home Sweet Home’.
  • Mine does a cross stitch design and that worked just fine.
1.1 [mass noun] Needlework done using cross-stitches: work the border in cross-stitch
More example sentences
  • The exhibition featured bobbin lace, patchwork and quilting, cross stitch, canvas work embroidery, macramé, and even miniature furniture.
  • Also, the craft group have a nice selection of cross stitch pictures, candles and other attractive items on show.
  • I have a version, done in cross stitch by an old friend, on a shelf near my desk.

verb

[with object] Sew or embroider using cross-stitch: (as adjective cross-stitched) a cross-stitched pillow
More example sentences
  • Women often sit on their front porches knitting for their families, or cross-stitching or embroidering the bodices for their traditional dresses.
  • We were given opportunities to ride, knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and weave.
  • I was cross-stitching in a chair on the lawn when he approached me.
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