This book is an invaluable reference for all needlepointers of any experience level. Where else can you look up “water” and have somebody suggest stitches and sometimes even fibers to use! I wholeheartedly suggest that you add all three books (Stitches for Effect, More Stitches for Effect, Even More Stitches for Effect) to your library. For traveling, use their handy small sized “Stitches To Go” which has all their stitches from every book graphed out without all the text. You’ll LOVE these books. I do! All books are bound on the side so that you can lay them out flat.