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Erica; Designs from China

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

01/20/1972

This episode is about using decorated porcelain as a source of inspiration for embroidery designs. Erica shows several pieces of porcelain, including a Chinoiserie Willow Pattern plate, an 18th century Worcester plate, and several pieces of blue and white Delft. The project for the episode is a set of blue and white, cross-stitch table linens to coordinate with blue and white porcelain dishes. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Amanda Sikarskie.


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Series
Erica
Program
Designs from China
Program Number

115

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

This episode is about using decorated porcelain as a source of inspiration for embroidery designs. Erica shows several pieces of porcelain, including a Chinoiserie Willow Pattern plate, an 18th century Worcester plate, and several pieces of blue and white Delft. The project for the episode is a set of blue and white, cross-stitch table linens to coordinate with blue and white porcelain dishes.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Chinoiserie
Wilson, Erica
Porcelain – Decorative Arts
Cross Stitch
Embroidery
Needlework – Instruction
Porcelain – Europe – 18th Century
Genres
Instructional
Topics
Crafts
Creators
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
Contributors
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Producer)
Field, James (Director)
Mahard, Frances (Other (see note))
Wilson, Erica (Host)
Publication Information
Copyright © 1971 Erica Wilson and WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Erica; Designs from China,” 01/20/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47E512A7F8464807B2FFB8B388FAC2CF.
MLA: “Erica; Designs from China.” 01/20/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47E512A7F8464807B2FFB8B388FAC2CF>.
APA: Erica; Designs from China. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47E512A7F8464807B2FFB8B388FAC2CF
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