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CREWEL [1 record]

Record 1 2011-10-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Needle Embroidery
DEF

[An] embroidery done with wool yarn, typically on a plain, coarsely woven fabric.

OBS

crewel: Short for crewel-work.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Broderie à l'aiguille
DEF

Broderie de laine d'origine anglaise, qualifiée aussi, en Europe, de broderie «jacobéenne».

OBS

Le mot «crewel» désignait à l'origine une laine peignée à deux fils. La broderie de laine - bien que fort ancienne - connut une telle popularité en Angleterre au XVIIème siècle et en Amérique du Nord au siècle suivant, que les motifs couramment employés pendant cette période prirent également le nom de «crewel».

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