This book by Clare Muzatti will take the beginner through some basic stitches, drawing on canvas, doing a colorwash in some areas of the canvas in a few projects and stitching her designs to become familiar with needlepoint. With this background, many new stitchers will feel confident enough to take off on their own in design. There are 15 projects, mostly florals in varying levels of detail to help you gain confidence. This is a great book for the beginner who wants to start designing using simple stitches. Paperbound, 62 plus pages, all color pictures, black and white outlines for use in copying to canvas.