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Erica; Far Eastern Inspiration


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Series
Erica
Program
Far Eastern Inspiration
Program Number

208

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

The fabulous Est. Marco Polo unlocked some of it's treasures when he brought back gold and silken embroideries that Western eyes had never seen. Eight centuries later and we're still enthralled by the beauty and craftsmanship of oriental design. The time and timelessness of the beautiful embroideries, a fan case for instance done with tiny bargello stitches. Let the elegant simplicity of far eastern tradition influence your embroidery.

Duration

00:31:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Instructional
Topics
Crafts
Creators
MacLeod, Margaret I. (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Erica; Far Eastern Inspiration,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F86C63A250C242639C2BC1F6B861261F.
MLA: “Erica; Far Eastern Inspiration.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F86C63A250C242639C2BC1F6B861261F>.
APA: Erica; Far Eastern Inspiration. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F86C63A250C242639C2BC1F6B861261F
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