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TTOT121 Erica Wilson: The Original Hand Embroidery Influencer

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Wed 29/09/2021
19:00pm - 20:30pm
Online
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Erica Wilson achieved celebrity status as an embroidery entrepreneur in the second half of the twentieth century. We are delighted to welcome guest speaker, Anne Hilker, who will shed light on Erica's fascinating life and career as the original hand embroidery influencer.

This talk looks at her 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 will also be highlighting pieces from the current online exhibition at Winterthur Museum, "Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches."

Anne 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. She is a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. She holds a doctorate from the Bard Graduate Center and a master’s degree from Parsons/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She practiced law in California and New York as a trusts and estates lawyer for twenty-five years. She lives in New York City.

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time.  You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event. 

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £5 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £5. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN's essential costs. Thank you.

For details on further RSN events, please visit our Online Talks page. 

 

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

This talk looks at her 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 will also be highlighting pieces from the current online exhibition at Winterthur Museum, “Erica Wilson: A Life in Stitches.”

Anne 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. She is a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. She holds a doctorate from the Bard Graduate Center and a master’s degree from Parsons/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She practiced law in California and New York as a trusts and estates lawyer for twenty-five years. She lives in New York City.

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time.  You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event. 

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £5 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £5. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN’s essential costs. Thank you.

For details on further RSN events, please visit our Online Talks page. 

 

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