/krooh"euhl werrk'/, n.
decorative embroidery done with crewel yarn on cotton or linen, using simple stitches traditionally worked in floral or pastoral designs.
[1860-65; CREWEL + WORK]

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  • crewelwork — noun Date: 1863 embroidery work with crewel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • crewelwork — crew•el•work [[t]ˈkru əlˌwɜrk[/t]] n. clo a decorative embroidery done with crewel yarn, esp. in floral or pastoral designs • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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  • crewel — noun Etymology: Middle English crule Date: 15th century 1. slackly twisted worsted yarn used for embroidery 2. crewelwork …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chain stitch — For the technique used to shorten rope or cable for storage or while in use, see Chain sinnet. Traditional embroidery in chain stitch on a Kazakh rug, contemporary. Chain stitch is a sewing and embroidery technique in which a series of looped… …   Wikipedia

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