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Erica Wilson's Crewel Sampler Coasters, Set of 4


These beautiful coasters depict images from Erica Wilson's Crewel Sampler. The coasters are made from laminate and feature a felt bottom.

Erica Wilson (1928-2011) is considered one of the most important leaders of the needlework revival in America in the 1960's, 70's and 80's. Born in England, she trained in traditional techniques of embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in London and came to the United States in 1954. At that time, she taught both privately and at the Cooper Union in New York.

In addition to her teaching, Wilson provided designs to clients who included Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., a close friend of Henry Francis and Ruth Wales du Pont. Erica Wilson published sixteen books on embroidery, hosted two PBS television shows (her studio in Boston was next to Julia Child's), wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and organized correspondence courses. She had shops in New York (on Madison Avenue), Palm Beach, Southampton, and Nantucket.

Her work both looked to the past for inspiration and celebrated contemporary design. Many of her pieces are now included in the Winterthur collection.

• Made in the USA.

• Set of 4 coasters with different images.

• Dimensions: Tin is 4" square.

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