Kashmiri crewelwork or Chain stitch is
in great demand all over the world because high quality
of crewel embroidery done on wall hangings and rugs.
Chain stitch, be it in wool, silk or cotton, is done by
hook rather than needles on white backgrounds The hook
is referred to as art, and quality for quality, hook
work covers a much larger area than needle work in the
same amount of time.
Small stitches are used to fill the entire area-the
figures or motifs looks fascinating in striking colors. Cotton
based crewel art pieces make excellent
household furnishings being hand or machine washable.