Category Archives: Fiber Arts

‘Guru of needlework,’ Erica Wilson, 83, built an empire one stitch at a time

NEW YORK CITY – With her first book on stitchery, needlework instructor Erica Wilson revived a craft and helped invent a publishing category. Her 1962 hardcover book, “Crewel Embroidery,” both popularized the pursuit and helped transform her into “America’s first

‘Guru of needlework,’ Erica Wilson, 83, built an empire one stitch at a time

NEW YORK CITY – With her first book on stitchery, needlework instructor Erica Wilson revived a craft and helped invent a publishing category. Her 1962 hardcover book, “Crewel Embroidery,” both popularized the pursuit and helped transform her into “America’s first