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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Needlework \Nee"dle*work`\, n. 1. Work executed with a needle; sewed work; sewing; embroidery, crocheting, quilting, or tapestry, etc.; also, the art, process, or occupation of creating objects with needles. Syn: needlecraft. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The combination of timber and plaster making the outside framework of some houses. [1913 Webster]