cross-stitch

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Cross-stitch is a type of decorative sewing where one stitch crosses another.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Cross-stitch — ( st?ch ; 224), n. 1. A form of stitch, where the stitches are diagonal and in pairs, the thread of one stitch crossing that of the other. Tent and cross stitch. Sir W. Scott. {Cross stitch }, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] 2. embroidery done in cross …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-stitch — cross′ stitch n. 1) clo a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other in the middle to form anX 2) clo embroidery or needlepoint done with this stitch 3) clo to work in cross stitch • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • cross stitch — ˈcross stitch f33 [cross stitch] noun countable, uncountable a ↑stitch in ↑embroidery formed by two …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-stitch — 1710, from CROSS (Cf. cross) (adj.) + STITCH (Cf. stitch) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cross-Stitch — A decorative stitch consisting of two stitches that cross each other. On even plaids, stripes and loose basket weaves the design may be worked directly on the fabric, but on other materials the design must be stamped or cross stitch canvas used …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • cross-stitch — [krôs′stich΄] n. 1. a stitch made by crossing two stitches in the form of an X 2. needlework made with this stitch vt., vi. to sew or embroider with this stitch …   English World dictionary

  • cross-stitch — n [U and C] a stitch in a cross shape used in decorative sewing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cross-stitch — cross ,stitch noun uncount the activity of creating pictures or writing on cloth using a needle and THREAD to make stitches that are shaped like the letter X ╾ cross ,stitch verb intransitive or transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cross-stitch — This article is about the embroidery style called cross stitch or counted cross stitch. For specific crossed stitches used in needlework, see cross stitches. Cross stitch sampler, Germany, 1735. Cross stitch is a popular form of counted thread… …   Wikipedia

  • cross-stitch — noun Date: 1640 1. a needlework stitch that forms an X 2. work having cross stitch • cross stitch verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-stitch — /kraws stich , kros /, n. 1. a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other in the middle to form an X. 2. embroidery or needlepoint done with this stitch. v.t., v.i. 3. to work in cross stitch. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

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