Crewel Embroidery, or Crewelwork, is a decorative form of surface embroidery using woolembroidery stitches to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old. It was used in the Bayeux Tapestry, in Jacobean embroidery and in the Quaker tapestry. The origin of the word crewel is unknown but is thought to come from an ancient word describing the curl in the staple, the single hair of the wool. Crewel wool has a long staple; it is fine and can be strongly twisted. Modern crewel wool is a fine, 2-ply or 1-ply yarn available in many different colours. Wikipedia
These fabrics look lovely made up into scatter cushions, throws, ottomans (as above), curtains, table cloths. Crewelwork adds an amazing texture and home made element to any home.