Crewel Fabric

Crewel fabric is a hand-embroidered fabric traditionally made in Kashmir. Embroidered using a hook ("aari") and woolen yarns, crewel fabrics are made in cotton, silk organza, velvet, linen and jute fabrics. Crewel fabrics are used for drapery and upholstery - made into curtains and used to cover chairs, etc. Crewel fabrics have excellent light-blocking capability making them a good choice for blackout curtains. Crewel fabrics can also be used to make cushion covers, pillow shams, slipcovers, bed skirts and throws.