Appleton 2 Ply Crewel Wool Hanks
180m per Hank
Appleton 2 Ply Crewel Wool Hanks are ideal for larger Petite Point tapestry, Crewel and Jacobean embroidery’s as there are 423 shades available, grouped in color waves for easy blending and selection.
Within a color sequence, the lowest group number is the palest color progressing darker as the shade number increases.
Appleton 2 Ply Crewel Wool (Hanks) are only available on Back Order
Please click Appleton Color Chart 101-708
for the complete range available.
Please note that online Color Chart should only be used as a general guideline to allow for screen variances
Appleton Yarns also have an identical color range in 4 Ply Tapestry Wool available in either
10m Skeins or
For a more modern look, why not experiment and use complimentary colors in either solid or variegated threads in different mediums, which will introduce texture into your work.
Showcase your project even further by using either white or colored backgrounds.
For the last 180 years, the family firm of Appleton Bros has been producing fine quality tapestry and crewel wool. Based until early 2013 in Chiswick, London, near the river Thames, Appletons has moved more recently to the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, near the historic market town of Thame. Although the firm is no longer family owned, the essence of the company remains the same, with the quality of the wool and personal attention to detail being of paramount importance.
Appleton’s reputation has been built up over generations by selecting the finest English wools from the wool markets in Bradford, Yorkshire, and having them spun in the UK into either 4 ply tapestry or 2 ply crewel wool. It is hard wearing, moth proofed and durable. Tapestries made from it last generations, and Appleton’s is particularly proud to have been involved with the recent completion of the world famous Bayeux Tapestry as well as the Prestonpans tapestry and the ongoing Great Tapestry of Scotland (see Appletons Wool in Action).