Crewel vs Needlepoint - What's the difference?

crewel | needlepoint |


As nouns the difference between crewel and needlepoint

is that crewel is worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery while needlepoint is a craft involving pulling yarn, thread, or floss through a canvas mesh to produce a decorative design.

crewel

English

Alternative forms

* cruel

Noun

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

    Noun

  • (uncountable) A craft involving pulling yarn, thread, or floss through a canvas mesh to produce a decorative design.
  • (countable) An object made using the craft.
  • See also

    *embroidery *needlecraft