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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.
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(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.
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1. An accessory decorative feature applied to an object or structure.
2. In ornamental work, one material affixed to another.
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A little bit of embroidery, a little bit of applique, bind it up and you're done!
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Joined applique shapes are now ready for placement on background fabric (Photo D).
Each applique, including the eagle crests, is outlined with a heavy metallic-brown thread stippling, which accents and raises the trapunto appliques.
Step three: If you want to add applique decorations to the stockings, now is the time to sew them on.
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.
The pair also has a trendy scalloped boot cut and denim-on-denim applique.
It is a candidate for FIM appliques and large formed parts for spas, tractors, watercraft, and outdoor vehicles.
In addition, it's important to realize that loading the appliques into the mold can cause some defects.
A serious technical risk exists in the development of applique installation kits, which will operate satisfactorily in environments as diverse as tanks and helicopters.