The crewel embroidery technique is at least a thousand years old. It is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A varied range of dissimilar embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. Now it is most frequently used to beautify cushions, curtains, clothing and wall hangings. Recently several other items such as lamp shades and handbags have been added. Crewel embroidery creates an expensive bed hangings and curtains. Many different needlework stitches are used in crewelwork to make a textured and colorful effect. Unlike silk or cotton embroidery threads, crewel wool is heavier and makes a elevated, dimensional feel to the work. Small stitches are used to fill the entire area-the figures or themes looks charming in striking colors. Cotton based crewel art pieces make excellent household furnishings. Kashmiri crewelwork is in great demand all over the world because high quality.