As nouns the difference between crewel and creel
is that crewel
is worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery while creel
is (fishing) an osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
(fishing) An osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
*1897 , William Henley, In Fisherrow :
*:Her great creel forehead-slung, she wanders nigh,
*:Easing the heavy strap with gnarled, brown fingers
A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.