Embroidery : Crewel

Crewel Work is a form of surface embroidery which is usually stitched using crewel wool on a heavier linen fabric (traditionally twill).

Crewel wool is finer than tapestry wool, it is a fine 2 ply. There is a wide variety of stitches that are used which makes it a very interesting form of embroidery.

It is a technique that dates back at least a thousand years. One of the earliest examples of this technique is on the Bayeux Tapestry.


What to Bring on the Day

  • 8” Embroidery Hoop

  • Small sharp embroidery scissors

  • Thimble – if you use one

  • Glasses – if you need them

Tea and Coffee will be provided on the day.


Courses run from 10 am until 1 pm.

2020 Dates

Tuesday 11th February
Monday 20th April
Saturday 6th June 


The cost of this class is £45 which includes all of your materials.

“I’d never done any embroidery before and didn’t think I’d be any good at it but with Anne’s patient teaching I’m learning the basic skills and am loving being creative. I’ll definitely be trying more classes soon. ”

Sara Clarke, Basic Embroidery

“I’d done a little embroidery as a child but my skills were long since forgotten. The basic course is perfect for beginners, I found it gave me the confidence to try more embroidery skills. Great courses and a fun way to spend a morning.”

Maisie Jackson, Basic Embroidery

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