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Erica; Crewel Point

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

01/25/1972

Crewel point is the incorporation of raised, crewel stitches into traditional needlepoint. At the beginning of the episode, Erica shows many uses for crewel point, including a floral handbag, a pillow, a tennis racket cover, and a dog collar—all done by Erica in crewel point. The project for this episode is a pictorial needlepoint for framing of the mouse Hunca Munca, a character created by Beatrix Potter. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Amanda Sikarskie.


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Series
Erica
Program
Crewel Point
Program Number

116

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

Crewel point is the incorporation of raised, crewel stitches into traditional needlepoint. At the beginning of the episode, Erica shows many uses for crewel point, including a floral handbag, a pillow, a tennis racket cover, and a dog collar—all done by Erica in crewel point. The project for this episode is a pictorial needlepoint for framing of the mouse Hunca Munca, a character created by Beatrix Potter.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
Crewelwork
Wilson, Erica
Hunca Munca
Needlework – Instruction
Needlepoint
Genres
Instructional
Topics
Crafts
Creators
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
Contributors
Field, James (Director)
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Producer)
Mahard, Frances (Other (see note))
Wilson, Erica (Host)
Publication Information
Copyright © 1971 Erica Wilson and WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Erica; Crewel Point,” 01/25/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41245820CE9940B9935D0285C8C7B7AA.
MLA: “Erica; Crewel Point.” 01/25/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41245820CE9940B9935D0285C8C7B7AA>.
APA: Erica; Crewel Point. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41245820CE9940B9935D0285C8C7B7AA
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