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Erica; Christmas Tree

Part of From the Vault. Part of Erica Wilson: The Julia Child of Needlework.

12/07/1971

Erica shows the viewer how to embroider a crewel work Christmas tree overtop of a Styrofoam cone. She encourages the viewer to make Christmas heirlooms, to be taken out year after year. Erica demonstrates many embroidery techniques in this episode, including French knot and padded satin stitch. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Amanda Sikarskie.


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Series
Erica
Program
Christmas Tree
Program Number

109

Series Description

Needlework series with Erica Wilson. “Erica Wilson, noted American authority on needlework, invites the viewer to explore the exciting possibilities of indulging his creative and artistic talents. In this series of color videotaped 15 minute programs she illustrates the wide vocabulary of stitches used in many types of embroidery including traditional crewel, needlepoint, bargello, and crewel point.

As well as demonstrating these stitches, Erica gives professional hints on creating useful and decorative objects. She encourages personalizing an original or derived design through the selection of motif, materials, stitch, color, texture, and size. C. 1971-2 Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Erica shows the viewer how to embroider a crewel work Christmas tree overtop of a Styrofoam cone. She encourages the viewer to make Christmas heirlooms, to be taken out year after year.

Erica demonstrates many embroidery techniques in this episode, including French knot and padded satin stitch.

Duration

00:14:28

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Christmas – Decorations
Crewelwork
Needlework – Instruction
Wilson, Erica
Genres
Instructional
Topics
Crafts
Creators
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
Contributors
Mahard, Frances (Other (see note))
Wilson, Erica (Host)
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Producer)
Field, James (Director)
Publication Information
Copyright © 1971 Erica Wilson and WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Erica; Christmas Tree,” 12/07/1971, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_062CC747A9744FA9B7F10E7E022F5162.
MLA: “Erica; Christmas Tree.” 12/07/1971. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_062CC747A9744FA9B7F10E7E022F5162>.
APA: Erica; Christmas Tree. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_062CC747A9744FA9B7F10E7E022F5162
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