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TTOD121 Talk on Demand – Erica Wilson, The Original Hand Embroidery Influencer

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This is a recording of a live online event originally broadcast on Wednesday 29 September 2021 and available to view on-demand 31 December 2021.

Erica Wilson achieved celebrity status as an embroidery entrepreneur in the second half of the twentieth century. We are delighted to welcome guest speakers, Anne Hilker and Vanessa Diserio (Erica’s daughter), who shed light on Erica’s fascinating life and career as the original hand embroidery influencer.

This talk looks at Erica’s early training at the Royal School of Needlework; her career, including her kits, books, television show, and store on Madison Avenue in New York City; and her stitching styles and techniques. Anne also highlights pieces from the current online exhibition at Winterthur Museum, “Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches” and Vanessa reveals stories of growing up within such a creative family and how she continues Erica’s embroidery legacy today.

Anne Hilker is a writer, historian, and lifelong embroiderer. She co-authored, with Linda Eaton, Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches, published by Winterthur Museum in 2020.

Vanessa Diserio now runs the family business and their beautiful shop, Erica Wilson Nantucket

Important information - Watching the Talk

In order to watch this Talk, first please 'add to basket' then go to the checkout and pay for your purchase. Once you have purchased this Talk on Demand you can immediately watch it by either returning to this page, or to our main Talks on Demand page, where you will now see a 'Watch Now' button for the Talk. Please note that you will need to be signed in to the site using the account used to purchase the Talk in order to see the button. You will not be emailed a separate link to watch. You can watch as many times as you wish until the close date. Thank you.

For details on other RSN Talks on Demand, please visit our Talks on Demand page. 

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This is a recording of a live online event originally broadcast on Wednesday 29 September 2021 and available to view on-demand 31 December 2021.

Erica Wilson achieved celebrity status as an embroidery entrepreneur in the second half of the twentieth century. We are delighted to welcome guest speakers, Anne Hilker and Vanessa Diserio (Erica’s daughter), who shed light on Erica’s fascinating life and career as the original hand embroidery influencer.

This talk looks at Erica’s early training at the Royal School of Needlework; her career, including her kits, books, television show, and store on Madison Avenue in New York City; and her stitching styles and techniques. Anne also highlights pieces from the current online exhibition at Winterthur Museum, “Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches” and Vanessa reveals stories of growing up within such a creative family and how she continues Erica’s embroidery legacy today.

Anne Hilker is a writer, historian, and lifelong embroiderer. She co-authored, with Linda Eaton, Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches, published by Winterthur Museum in 2020.

Vanessa Diserio now runs the family business and their beautiful shop, Erica Wilson Nantucket

Important information – Watching the Talk

In order to watch this Talk, first please ‘add to basket’ then go to the checkout and pay for your purchase. Once you have purchased this Talk on Demand you can immediately watch it by either returning to this page, or to our main Talks on Demand page, where you will now see a ‘Watch Now‘ button for the Talk. Please note that you will need to be signed in to the site using the account used to purchase the Talk in order to see the button. You will not be emailed a separate link to watch. You can watch as many times as you wish until the close date. Thank you.

For details on other RSN Talks on Demand, please visit our Talks on Demand page.