Hello everyone, I would like to start a discussion on this book ! I acquired this book at a carboot fair for 50p (uk) and it is the most informative book that I own ! I have learnt so much from this book and I totally recommend it......It is quite old but if you can lay your hands on it you wont be disappointed !! There are stitches in here that I did'nt know existed ! I am experimenting with some of these stitches on a sample cloth which I may show at a later date.
Has anyone got this book ?
I thought I had a copy of this book, but checking my library I found mine is called "Erica Wilson Needlplay". I also have "Erica Wilson More Needleplay". They are both based on her television show - does anyone remember watching it? All of these books have great drawings and lots of information . . . and I haven't opened either one in 30 years! LOL! That is about to change for sure. I can't wait to devour these again.
I have Erica Wilson's Crewel Embroidery book and love it, I bought it online via Abe Books earlier this year.
My copy is in excellent condition, purchased from Canada and shipped to Australia with no problems at all.
Well worth hunting down and adding to your collection if you like Crewel work.
I am sad to hear another remarkable needleworker is no longer with us, may Erica be in her heaven with her stash alongside. Makes me more intent to continue the craft.
Yes, it's sad. We lost two wonderful needleworkers in Australia too this year. I'm certainly going to get her book. Worthwhile having. One can never have too many embroidery books.
I have this book, (and a couple of others by Erica Wilson) and I love how user friendly they are, and how informative in so many ways.
I think I have it. I found it at on old bookshop and I totally agree about the stitches. It's a reference book like no other.
Hi Christina, Thank you for starting the discussion. I'll start hunting for her books. Love, Salmah.