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synonyms for crewel

  • brocade
  • decoration
  • lace
  • needlepoint
  • quilting
  • tapestry
  • adornment
  • arabesque
  • bargello
  • crochet
  • cross-stitch
  • needlework
  • sampler
  • tatting
  • tracery
  • appliqué
  • lacery
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How to use crewel in a sentence

She dried her tears hastily, took up her crewel-work, sat still, and said no more.
A COUNTRY GENTLEMAN AND HIS FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
Crewel and Outline Stitches worked (J) side by side give somewhat the effect of a braid.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
Another instance of crewel-stitch is given in the divided skirt, let us call it, of the personage in Illustration 72.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
In solid crewel the stitches should quite cover the ground without pressing too closely one against the other.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
It does not seem that Englishwomen of the 17th century were ever very faithful to the stitch we know by the name of crewel.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
The muddled effect of much crewel work is due to the confusion of this stitch with crewel-stitch proper.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
Thick Crewel-Stitch (C on sampler) is only a little wider than ordinary crewel-stitch, but gives a heavier line, in higher relief.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
A row of crewel-stitch and one of outline-stitch, worked on to the bars, and not into the stuff, makes the central chain.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
The band at J is buttonhole stitching wide apart, the bars filled in with surface crewel-stitch.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
It may be interesting to compare it with crewel-stitch (A on the sampler), which is also a favourite stitch for shading.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CREWEL

  • adornment
  • appliqué
  • arabesque
  • bargello
  • brocade
  • crewel
  • crochet
  • cross-stitch
  • decoration
  • lace
  • lacery
  • needlepoint
  • needlework
  • quilting
  • sampler
  • tapestry
  • tatting
  • tracery
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.