The stitches just described were largely used in crewel work.
In point of furnishing it had not yet reached the "God bless our Home" stage in crewel.
As a matter of fact, the work is not tapestry at all, but crewel work.
E 'it the onoffending turf a crewel blow, and there was a narsty crack. '
For 'arf the rarnd it stood the crewel strane and then it didn't break.
Then the crewel work slipped off her lap, and Lady Kynaston slept.
Even "Margaret, aged nine," delivered a soothing message to him in the faded blues of her crewel work.
The medlar-like fruit is worked in Crewel stitch in bands of brown, stem lighter in shade.
These were wrought with borders of crewelwork, and finished with elaborate thread and crewel fringes.
It is probable that in one form or another possessions of crewel embroidery were transported with them.