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Decorative Crewel Fabric

Crewel embroidery is the decorative form of surface embroidery using wool and a variety of different embroidery stitches to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old. It was used in the Bayeux Tapestry, in Jacobean embroidery and in the Quaker Tapestry more recently.

Contemporary crewel is made on the following fabrics.

  • Cotton Duck.
  • Cotton and viscose velvet.
  • Silk and polyester organza.
  • Linen and Jute fabric.