crewelwork

[ kroo-uhl-wurk ]

noun
  1. decorative embroidery done with crewel yarn on cotton or linen, using simple stitches traditionally worked in floral or pastoral designs.

Origin of crewelwork

1
First recorded in 1860–65; crewel + work

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