Erica Wilson

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A beloved icon of needlework, Erica Wilson has passed away at the age of 83 due to a stroke.

Erica was born in the UK and came to the United States in 1954 to teach. Since that time she has been living in New York, and has left an indelible mark in the world of embroidery.

She was trained at the Royal School of Needlework, and her designs for needlework, crewel and cross stitch were everywhere during the 60’s and 70’s. During her career Erica wrote dozens of books and pattern leaflets,  hosted her embroidery series on WGBH Boston, and with her husband Vladimir Kagan ran Erica Wilson Needle Works in New York’s upper east side and 4 other locations.

Our hearts go out to Mr. Kagan, their children and grandchildren.

More information on her passing can be found in this New York Times article, and news about her shop in this article.




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  • Karen Trettel
    December 14th, 2011 1:31 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. She has always been one of my favorites, and I always have look to her for inspiration. She will be missed.

  • ga447
    December 14th, 2011 4:40 pm

    I was so sad to hear of her passing. I have some of her patterns, she will be surely missed.

  • Marny
    December 14th, 2011 5:23 pm

    It seems like yesterday that I learned how to do crewel because of Erica Wilson.

    Thank you, Mrs. Kagan! You did good!

    My condolences to her husband, children, grands/greats, and friends who all loved her.

    Gentle as you go …

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