A treasury of beautiful crewel embroidery. The rich history of crewel embroidery provides insights into the worlds of queens and commoners alike. This versatile art form is embroidered using a fine worsted yarn, and its style has been influenced by cultures as far back as the Bayeux Tapestry. Here, over 500 step by step photographs show 45 stitches and techniques, making this a comprehensive guide for needlecrafters. Seven embroiderers have created exquisite designs to inspire you, and full size patterns are incldued. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced embroiderer, looking for new designs or wanting to expand your stitch repertoire, you will find something here to learn and fall in love with.