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Erica; Needlepoint Tapestries


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Needlepoint Tapestries
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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

My mother always used to say to me as a child, "gather ye rosebuds as ye may 'cause time is fast a fleeting.' Well here's an idea for making rosebuds in needlepoint that won't take you a lifetime becuase it's done in the very boldest needlepoint there is, grospoint.



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Broadcast program

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MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Erica; Needlepoint Tapestries,” 05/18/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F364E828F22482087507BD70E783F3F.
MLA: “Erica; Needlepoint Tapestries.” 05/18/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F364E828F22482087507BD70E783F3F>.
APA: Erica; Needlepoint Tapestries. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F364E828F22482087507BD70E783F3F
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