Embroidery vs Crewel - What's the difference?

embroidery | crewel |

As nouns the difference between embroidery and crewel

is that embroidery is the ornamentation of fabric using needlework while crewel is worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • The ornamentation of fabric using needlework.
  • A piece of embroidered fabric.
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  • , chapter=15 citation , passage=‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’}}
  • The elaboration of an account etc. with details, especially when fictitious.
  • crewel


    Alternative forms

    * cruel


    (en noun)
  • Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.