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Fancy-stitch

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fancy-stitch a more intricate and decorative stitch than plain-stitch
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contracted from fantasy.

Usage

In literature:

You men fancy that we women are good for nothing but to make puddings or stitch samplers.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There are many fancy stitches introduced into muslin work, but these require to be practically taught.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
It does not take long for two young girls to grow intimate over tableau plans and fancy stitches.
"A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life." by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Dost fancy that treason may be stitched in her petticoat?
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
I sha'n't come in a fancy dress again, if stitching on a red collar will do.
"Macleod of Dare" by William Black
Fancy facing the Matterhorn and counting stitches!
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
You can't fasten sheets with screws, and I'm no hand at fancy stitching.
"Pixie O'Shaughnessy" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The strips of inserting and ribbon should be basted on the paper pattern and joined by fancy stitches or over sewed.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
The center is of fine table-linen, while the edge is formed of Battenburg braid, buttons and fancy stitches.
"The Art of Modern Lace Making" by The Butterick Publishing Co.
She had learned to knit lace, and do some fancy work that was then called lap stitching.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
She could do fine needlework and the fancy stitches of the day.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The stitch given is very simple and pretty, but any other fancy stitch may be used that is liked.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
Fancy stitches look fussy; and a spikey outline is worse than none at all.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
FANCY STITCHES IN KNITTING.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
Knit a fancy row, by bringing the wool forward, and knitting two stitches together.
"My Knitting Book" by Miss Lambert
The spaces may then be filled with fancy lace stitches.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
Cast on same number of stitches as for fancy top.
"Cycling and Shooting Knickerbocker Stockings" by H. P. Ryder
Even fancy stitching hurts my eyes.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
There's extra stitching or fancy perforations.
"The Knack of Managing" by Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
Miss Gattle took out a bit of more or less useful fancy stitching and set to work like another Dorcas.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
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In news:

If a Spanish blackwork, Florentine, or Algerian-eye stitched piece caught a gentlewoman's fancy, she might quickly work small squares of it onto long, narrow bands of linen, to be saved for future reference.
She has been beading for 20 years and specializes in several areas, including fancy stitched woven designs, wire wrapping and basic metal works, as well as her own design work.
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