Definition of Crewel

1. n. Worsted yarn,, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.



Definition of Crewel

1. Noun. Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crewel

1. a woolen yarn [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crewel

crevises
crew
crew-served weapon
crew chief
crew chiefs
crew cut
crew cuts
crew member
crew neck
crew neckline
crew necks
crewcut
crewcuts
crewe
crewed
crewel (current term)
crewels
crewelwork
crewelworks
crewer
crewers
crewes
crewet
crewets
crewing
crewless
crewman
crewmate
crewmates
crewmember

Literary usage of Crewel

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1. Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Lewis Foreman Day, Mary Buckle (1907)
"For work in the hand, crewel-STITCH is perhaps, on the whole, the easiest and most useful of ... crewel-STITCH proper is shown at A on the sampler opposite, ..."

2. The History of English Secular Embroidery by Margaret Jourdain (1912)
"Descriptive terms for various stitches.—Purl embroidery.— Spangles. — Embroidered books. — Embroidered gloves. — crewel hangings of the seventeenth century. ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"crewel-work is a kind of embroidery in fine worsted or silk. See EMBROIDERY. Crewkerne, a market-town of Somersetshire, in the fertile valley of the Parret, ..."

4. The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Work-table: Containing (1885)
"It is not advisable to wind crewel, or embroidery silk ; the skein should be ... The till Its mostly employed are embroidery silk, crewel embroidery silk, ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"crewel lace, a kind of edging made of crewel or worsted thread, ... A kind of embroidery done with crewel usually upon linen, the foundation forming the ..."

6. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"Thread your needle with a strand of crewel about half the length of the skein ; without knotting it, work the edge of a petal in stitches forming a close ..."

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