Pronunciation: (nēd'l-wûrk"), [key]
1. the art, process, or product of working with a needle, esp. in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
2. the occupation or employment of a person skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc. Also called needlecraft, stitchery.
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