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Erica; From the Garden

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From the Garden
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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

You've simply got to try gardening with stitches. The flowers you make will last all year round and the beautiful bouquet of colors you can get walking down the garden path are just like picking flowers. You can work in bold scale and scatter roses on a Victorian sofa. You can use the encroaching gobelin stitch for a soft velvetly look, straight crewel stitch, satin stitch or a French knot on a stalk so it's just like a real garden.



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MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
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