What is Crewel Work?

Crewel Work is a centuries old Jacobean wool embroidery, the yarn is a 2ply wool yarn.
Many years ago Crewel work was done on thick Linen in large pieces to add some warmth to big old draughty Scottish houses. Many of which you can see in Museums around the country.
The most Famous piece of Crewel Work is the Bayeux Tapestry, also the The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, and the The Prestonpans Tapestry….

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Crewel work made 450 yrs ago

This piece of Crewel work is over 450 years old and has been in my family for generations