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She dried her tears hastily, took up her crewel-work, sat still, and said no more.

Crewel and Outline Stitches worked (J) side by side give somewhat the effect of a braid.

Another instance of crewel-stitch is given in the divided skirt, let us call it, of the personage in Illustration 72.

In solid crewel the stitches should quite cover the ground without pressing too closely one against the other.

It does not seem that Englishwomen of the 17th century were ever very faithful to the stitch we know by the name of crewel.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crewel, such as: brocade, decoration, lace, needlepoint, quilting, and tapestry.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.