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  • noun Plural form of cutwork.


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  • The sprigs, when made, are sewn upon a piece of blue paper and united on the pillow with "cutworks" or "purlings," or else joined with the needle by various stitches -- lacet, point, réseau, cutwork, button-hole, and purling.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework 1850

  • Over the body was a cloth, or sheet, which was worked in cutworks and fringes, showing that even at so early a date initial efforts at lace-making had been attempted.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework Emily Leigh Lowes


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