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see embroideryembroidery,
ornamental needlework applied to all varieties of fabrics and worked with many sorts of thread—linen, cotton, wool, silk, gold, and even hair. Decorative objects, such as shells, feathers, beads, and jewels, are often sewn to the embroidered piece.
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; needleworkneedlework,
work done with a needle, either plain sewing, mending, or ornamental work such as embroidery, quilting, smocking, hemstitching, fagoting, some kinds of lace making (see lace), patchwork, and appliqué.
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An accessory decorative feature applied to a structure. In ornamental work, one material affixed to another.


(graphic arts)
A decoration or ornament made by cutting out and attaching one piece of material to the surface of another.
A combination of lenses that provides for the same focal length at three or more wavelengths.


1. An accessory decorative feature applied to an object or structure.
2. In ornamental work, one material affixed to another.
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Applique desisns are the perfect take along projects.
Joined applique shapes are now ready for placement on background fabric (Photo D).
Position the applique right side up over the place-mat front near the center-panel lower-right edge; fuse.
Army with Harris Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) vehicular applique systems.
Step five: When you''ve finished the applique, place the stocking shapes right-side together, making sure the fringed or ribbon-edged tops are level with each other.
The presentation richly takes advantage of wonderful visuals that not only depict colorful examples of arpilleras, but also include photos of people creating the appliques.
Both custom and automotive Tier One formers are bracing to meet the demanding requirements of the applique market," says Alongi.
In addition, it's important to realize that loading the appliques into the mold can cause some defects.
The product, which is sold like tape and placed between the pants and the ribbon, also works for pre-embroidered appliques.
A serious technical risk exists in the development of applique installation kits, which will operate satisfactorily in environments as diverse as tanks and helicopters.
Ripstop nylon for the appliques comes in 45-inch widths (about $5 a yard); most larger fabric stores carry a range of colors.
Incoco Appliques are compatible for any size hand and the enamel bonds to natural or acrylic nails instantly.