I recommend ALL the A-Z books. This book gives you background and general information on Crewel Embroidery and then in clear color photos, shows you over 40 stitches step by step. Then there are 16 projects for you to try your new found skill on. At this price, check out ALL the A-Z books. Love embroidery? There are the titles A-Z of Wool Embroidery and A-Z of Embroidery Stitches (1 and 2).