Now Available | Jacobean Linen Twill

16th April 2021

Crewel embroidery is a style that has remained popular not just during the almost three decades that Inspirations has been publishing, but throughout history as well. Crewel embroidery, worked with fine crewel wool, is traditionally stitched onto linen twill.

Linen twill is perfect for this technique due to its weight and strength. That is why we are really pleased to be stocking it, as it hasn’t always been easy to get hold of.

Our Jacobean linen twill has been made from flax grown in Scotland and woven by a specialist historic textile weaver.

The fabric is in a traditional ‘Z’ twist with a high thread count, so that it resembles as closely as possible the twill used for crewel work during the 17th and 18th Centuries in Britain.

Perfect for all kinds of crewel embroidery, linen twill features in many of our projects including designs from Margaret Light and Brenda Sortwell.

Available in lengths starting at 50cm x 157cm wide (19 1/2″ x 5’2″), our pricing is calculated per 50cm, so if you would like a longer piece when ordering, for example 1m, enter an order quantity of 2. We’ll ensure that all orders are supplied as a continuous length so you can cut them at home if needed.

With such a fabulous fabric like this now available, once you’ve stitched your first crewel project on linen twill, you won’t want to use anything else.

Jacobean Linen Twill

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