stitch·​ery | \ ˈstich-rē How to pronounce stitchery (audio) , ˈsti-chə- \

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Recent Examples on the Web Tall Grass Arts Association presents the 65th annual outdoor event Sept. 18-19 with nearly 60 artists exhibiting media such as jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, stitchery and 3D artwork including sculpture, wood, metal and fabric arts. Jessi Virtusio,, 9 Sep. 2021 Hmong stitchery, baskets, doll dresses, carvings, photography, even musical instruments. Gail Rosenblum, Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 The quilt, a sophisticated applique style that uses stitchery, was being honored during the third annual Portland Textile Month, a series of events in October organized by Caleb Sayan of Portland’s Textile Hive. oregonlive, 15 Oct. 2020 For anyone who has retreated in frustration from their sewing machine, defeated by bobbins, uncontrollable thread tension and undecipherable dress patterns, stitchery as creative fun might be a foreign concept. Kathy Routliffe,, 24 May 2018 Campers enjoyed weekly workshops in Zumba, pottery, stitchery and weaving, and other crafts on the school campus, along with active outdoor games, contests, and daily visits from an ice cream truck. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, 23 Aug. 2017 That art reclaimed traditions of handwork and stitchery long relegated to the domestic sphere, the domain of women, the category of craft. Leah Ollman,, 18 Aug. 2017 Part mosaic, part stitchery, these pieces take vision — and lots of patience. Martina Schimitschek,, 26 May 2017 Part mosaic, part stitchery, these pieces take vision — and lots of patience. 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, Liberty Station. Martina Schimitschek,, 26 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of stitchery

circa 1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stitchery was circa 1608

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“Stitchery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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