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crewel work

Syllabification: crew·el work

Definition of crewel work in English:

noun

Embroidery or tapestry done with crewel yarn on linen cloth.
Example sentences
  • Wool is almost invariably used in crewel work and colourways are not as elaborate as in chain stitch.
  • The original cloth of this crewel work was missing altogether, all that survived was the wool embroidery.
  • This two-day course teaches the techniques and stitches used in Jacobean crewel work or wool on linen.

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