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Topic: crewl vrs embroidery... what is the difference?  (Read 848 times)
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silencepainter
« on: June 30, 2005 11:21:36 AM »

I was mentioning to my mom that I was planning on learning embroidery and she mentioned that she loved both embroidery and crewl.  I've seen the word crewl in a few places and was wondering...

Can someone explain the difference between the two?  Because I've seen crewl before, I had a picture in my room when I was little that was done using crewl, but I always thought it was just embroidery. 

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005 11:42:53 AM »

Crewel is a type of embroidery that uses yarn instead of floss.

Good luck with your new craft!  I've enjoyed embroidering for many years.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2005 12:22:11 PM »

Thanks Fidget!  That was very helpful. Grin  Yarn instead of floss.. that might be fun! 

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2005 09:33:28 PM »

Yep it's just a type of embroidery that uses wool (not just any yarn-the DMC version is a wool thread called broder a medici)-there are also certain stitches-fill stitches mostly-that are pretty much unique to crewel too-at least traditionally.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2005 04:44:16 PM »

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i was wondering too!
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