Date(s) - March 24, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Presentation via Webinar
Please join us with our guest speaker Anne Hilker, co-author, with Linda Eaton, of Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches, published by Winterthur Museum, 2020, and co-curator of its online exhibition of the same name. She inventoried the work of Erica Wilson following Erica’s death in 2011. A longtime embroiderer, she first learned crewelwork more than fifty years ago from Erica’s kits. She will receive the Ph.D. in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center in May. She lives with her husband, Robert D. Sack, in New York City.
Erica Wilson and her designs made embroidery exciting and accessible during the last half of the twentieth century. This talk looks back at her first works and catalogues; her Madison Avenue store; and at her television shows, books, and kits, marking her path from embroidery teacher to celebrity. It will highlight objects from Winterthur Museum’s ongoing online exhibition, “Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches.”
*This will be a free Webinar event. To register please click HERE. Webinar link and password will be sent to registered guests ONLY. A separate Virtual Stitch-In will also run in normal hours.
Online bookings are not available for this event.
San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
360 Post St #604
San Francisco, CA 94108