Definition of whitework in English:


Syllabification: white·work
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wītˌwərk


  • Embroidery worked in white thread on a white ground.
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    • It continued in textile design, particularly in whitework embroidery and some printed calicoes, into the mid-nineteenth century.
    • Another loan, a whitework band sampler of about 1650, depicts Adam and Eve and comes from a private collection in the United States.
    • The crown is embellished with tiny whitework flowers filled with intricate needlepoint lace fillings.

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