[kroo-uh l-wurk]


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

Origin of crewelwork

First recorded in 1860–65; crewel + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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