Crewel embroidery kits are needlework kits for beginner, intermediate and expert-level embroiderers that allow the recreation of the kit's particular needlework design, created originally by another embroiderer before becoming a kit. Each kit comes with instructions and a stitch chart detailing the location, direction and color of every stitch.
Crewel embroidery kits contain all resources necessary to recreate the particular needlework design: crewel wool in various colors, linen with a screen-printed design to serve as a guide for the needlework, several basic crewel needles, a stitch chart illustrating every stitch placement, color and direction, and in-depth instructions explaining different stitching techniques and needlework skills. To use the kit, simply follow the instructions and stitch guide using the tools provided in order to properly recreate the stitching design.
It is necessary to purchase the proper crewel embroidery kit for the skill level, as a beginner may have a difficult time creating expert crewel stitches without first understanding basic stitches. On the Crewel Work Company's website, three levels of crewel kits are available for purchase along with a bundle that comes packaged with several hoops, a seat frame, a twizzler and an instructional DVD to help kick start the crewel process, as of July 2015.