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Erica; Quilting

05/18/1982


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Series
Erica
Program
Quilting
Program Number

204

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

"When you start quilting," says Erica Wilson, "you simply can't put it down." Erica will show you how to quilt and applique, do patchwork and embroidery, with a prism of colors and a mixture of fabrics from silks and velvets to nylon and cotton. She demonstrates the modern machine-stitching method of making patchwork as well as the classic method. She demonstrates how to pad, stuff, and cord. Erica demonstrates an Italian technique, called trapunto.

Duration

00:31:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Instructional
Topics
Crafts
Creators
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Erica; Quilting,” 05/18/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8779CD0F8CFC4A52A6DCE2F01EC64A66.
MLA: “Erica; Quilting.” 05/18/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8779CD0F8CFC4A52A6DCE2F01EC64A66>.
APA: Erica; Quilting. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8779CD0F8CFC4A52A6DCE2F01EC64A66
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