[ US /ˈoʊpənˌwɝk/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊpənwˌɜːk/ ]
  1. ornamental work (such as embroidery or latticework) having a pattern of openings
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How To Use openwork In A Sentence

  • Who made that openwork aluminum outdoor bench and chair set sitting outside the Reclaimed Space house? Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever | Inhabitat
  • Fig. 44 the openwork design of the Flemish; a formal Dutch pattern being illustrated in Fig. 45; whereas the heavy German floreated type is shown in Fig. 46. Chats on Household Curios
  • Hence the sharp-silhouette, "aerodynamic" form of the tall building and the sculpted figures of the heroic airmen crowning seven openwork arches, perpendicular to the main facade and comprising a distinctive portal. Gothic Stalinist Soviet Skyscrapers
  • It's used to create decorative openwork stitching on tightly woven fabrics such as linen and fine batiste.
  • The openwork piece will be about 3 metres in height and it is based on the Boor trees at Boor Tree Lane, which runs at the end of the park, along by the river.
  • And if you peer between the razzle-dazzle of jewels to the metalwork, you find a wealth of design and technique, from engraving to damascene gold to the openwork carving on two 17th-century ceremonial maces. Glories of Gift-Giving Diplomacy
  • It is shaped of metal openwork, so that one can see into and through every facet of the figure. Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Modern Prophet: An Interview with Tony Kushner
  • To allow the heat of the burning charcoal inside to escape, the artist has cleverly used openwork on some of the stitching, flower, and leaf motifs.
  • Ewers and vases often combine unusual elements: eccentrically shaped openwork handles and covers on bulbous bodies with flaring, tapering, or segmented necks inspired by Near Eastern shapes.
  • Motifs that work better for paper embroidery include openwork designs, redwork and quilting motifs.
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