Crewel Embroidery: Weaving on Wool

Posted by Edna Zhou & Siting Ke on October 01, 2014
crewel embroidery on a hoop
the 3 D effect

Crewel embroidery, also known as crewelwork, is a decorative form of embroidery using wool yarn. Sheep’s wool is used because its elasticity allows it to stretch up to 50% when wet and 30% when dry.