crewelwork

[kroo-uhl-wurk]
noun
decorative embroidery done with crewel yarn on cotton or linen, using simple stitches traditionally worked in floral or pastoral designs.

Origin:
1860–65; crewel + work

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crewel (ˈkruːɪl)
 
n
a loosely twisted worsted yarn, used in fancy work and embroidery
 
[C15: of unknown origin]
 
'crewelist
 
n
 
'crewelwork
 
n

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