this is a a hard cover erica wilson book titled crewel embroidery from 1962. illustrated with diagrams and photographs. book club edition. excellent condition. jacket shows some wear.old price tag residue in corner of jacket. top of book has a brown spot on top of pages and a little on inside front and back of dust jacket.spot is only on top edges of some pages. loaded with information from the " Julia Child of Needlework".
Erica Wilson brought about an American renaissance of hand embroider thru her books, tv shows, syndicated column, retails shops and correspondence courses.this was before the internet or cable tv. a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, Ms. Wilson passed away in 2011 in New York City. i loved seeing her new designs as they were published in the magazines of the 70's and 80's.