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crewelwork

[kroo-uh l-wurk] /ˈkru əlˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
decorative embroidery done with crewel yarn on cotton or linen, using simple stitches traditionally worked in floral or pastoral designs.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; crewel + work
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  • Embroidery worked with loosely twisted yarn, called crewel, is known as crewelwork.

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