Synonyms for Needlework:

n.

needlepoint, mending, alteration, darn, darning, applique, chain stitch, cross-stitch. fancywork (noun)
tailoring, sewing, embroidery, stitchery.
needlepoint (noun)
stitchery, embroidery, darning, sewing.
needlework (noun)
needlecraft.
sewing (noun)
stitchery, needlecraft.

Other synonyms:

applique, chain stitch, mending, darn, cross-stitch, needlepoint, darning, tailoring, sewing. alteration. stitchery
embroidery.
Other relevant words:
tailoring, stitchery, applique, needlepoint, sewing, darn, darning, embroidery.

Usage examples for needlework

  1. George went out for a little, and Effie took up some needlework sitting where the lamp in the center of the table fell full upon her bright brown hair. – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  2. More than once this plaint has been made, and the sewing- machine accused as the cause of depression in wages, of deterioration of all hand needlework and of the originality that once distinguished French productions; and there is some truth in the charge, not only for Paris, but for all cities to which needlewomen throng. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  3. Miss Graham had some needlework in her hand; Mrs. Bowen, who never even pretended to work at that kind of thing, had nothing in hers but the feather screen. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells