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Elsa Williams was an innovator in the needlepoint industry. Her kits were locally produced using fine wools and canvases in Townsend, Massachusetts and shipped all over the world.
She wrote 2 books, her famous Bargello book and this one. This book is almost forgotten and was very hard-to-find.
Williams treats needlepoint as a means of creative expression. Her book ranges from beginners designs to those suitable for expert stitchers with emphasis on unusual use of traditional stitches.
There are a 14 full color pictures in the book which has 64 pages, but as always, her color use is wonderful. You have to see her fish on page 49.
Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. There is no publication date but I think it was 1971. Creative Canvas Work is a hardcover book with 64 pages
The book is in very rare book, it is in good condition. The dust jacket is worn around the edges and it the spine ends. The pages inside are very good although slightly yellowed from age.