This is the most used and comprehensive of all the basic needlepoint books, commonly known as the “black bible” of needlepoint. You’ll use this book as a reference over and over and we recommend it for all beginners because it gives you the background information you’ll need now and in the future. This book is a paperback and we suggest taking it to a Staples or Kinko’s etc. and having them bind the edge so that it will lie flat for you, making it even easier to use.