I bought this a few weeks ago as I needed to learn how to make friendship bracelets and the number of different techniques on the internet was overwhelming! This is a fantastic book and the designs range from simple plaits to more complex knots. They aren't however friendship bracelets as I know them, which was a bit of a shock. However, I've now made at least one of each design and haven't had any problems following the instructions which are detailed and clearly illustrated. And I'm really pleased with the end product too: though I have had to invest in more materials. The thread, beads and charms supplied with the book were surprisingly good quality and in a really attractive range of colours.