An embroidered motif, aetzed or cut, which can be used as a separate embroidered figure (Schiffli embroidery). Fabric, which may or may not be previously embroidered, sewn to another piece of fabric or to a garment.
The attachment of cut-out fabric patterns to the surface of another fabric forming pictures or patterns. Appliqués are often added to sweaters, dresses and other garments.
A cutout or design, usually lace, that may be applied to a dress, veil or shoes. This term refers to attaching one piece of fabric to another in a decorative manner. There are many different techniques and methods for doing appliqué.