Cruel I know. Crewel is another matter altogether.
My elder daughter gave me this book a few years ago and I have finally got around to finishing a piece of crewel embroidery. The book has some stunning designs in it and I think I will probably make something else from the book at a later stage.
I love the availability of information on the internet. I had forgotten how to do French knots and was able to go on the internet and find a video tutorial that brought it all back to me.