crewel(redirected from crewellery)
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worsted yarn for embroidery and edging
Not to be confused with:
cruel – willfully causing pain or distress; merciless
1. Loosely twisted worsted yarn used for fancywork and embroidery.
[Middle English crule.]
(Textiles) a loosely twisted worsted yarn, used in fancy work and embroidery
[C15: of unknown origin]
ˈcrewelˌwork, ˈcrewellery n
1. Also called crew′el yarn`. a worsted yarn for embroidery and edging.
[1485–95; orig. uncertain]