In old cartoons there is often _____ hanging on the wall, reading "home, sweet home" and the like, often framed. As far as this question is concerned, this stuff is sewen, stiched, knitted, you tell me. What is this thing called?
I'd call this Stickerei in German and the dictionary offers "(archaic) stitchery", but this applies broadly to any stitched decoration, e.g. on cushions, jackets. It also offers embroydery, fancy-work for synonyms. Tapestry seems to come close, but rather describes a hanging rug (a flying carpet, isn't it). Is any of these preferentially used to describe the stitched plaques, is plaque a good fit, or are there specialized dialectal terms? And what's up with that anyway, what's the tradition called?
Reason I'm asking is this Ger "Applikation" describes embroydery, funny enough, and through the correspondance p ~ f may relate to Flicken "plug, patch". patch-work has gained a different sense, though. Ger Stepp- could relate to tape-, but I am not sure.