An ancient term for embroidery, esp. applied to the earliest form of lace, or to that early embroidery on linen and the like, from which the manufacture of lace was developed.
Originally an applique of cut-out shapes, the name was transferred to embroidery in which parts of the ground are cut away. Currently the generic name for all forms of needle lace based on a woven ground.
Parts of the design are cut away before or after the motif has been embroidered. Tiny running stitches are placed close to the edge to give a raised effect to the finished work.
Embroidery in which a design is outlined in buttonhole stitch and the enclosed material cut away.
embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away
a type of embroidered lace where holes are cut into a fine fabric such as linen to create specific patterns and designs. The holes are then embroidered along the edges with a buttonhole stitch to create a finished edge.
Cutwork or cut work is a needlework technique in which portions of a textile are cut away and the resulting "hole" is reinforced and filled with embroidery or needle lace.