Origin of crewel
OTHER WORDS FROM crewelcrew·el·ist, crew·el·er, noun
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How to use crewel in a sentence
She dried her tears hastily, took up her crewel-work, sat still, and said no more.A Country Gentleman and his Family|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Crewel and Outline Stitches worked (J) side by side give somewhat the effect of a braid.
Another instance of crewel-stitch is given in the divided skirt, let us call it, of the personage in Illustration 72.
In solid crewel the stitches should quite cover the ground without pressing too closely one against the other.
It does not seem that Englishwomen of the 17th century were ever very faithful to the stitch we know by the name of crewel.