This small, inexpensive book has the best designs among the hundreds of books for Filet. Contemporary designs are too often in bad taste or not very pretty. Back in the early 20th Century there was more contact with Nature, more poetry in everyday life, and this album reflects this with lovely floral designs of all kinds, graceful cherubs and goddesses etc. I have made a lot of them for the past three years, and I still have a lot left in the book that I want to make. The absence of diagram in some cases is not a problem because the photos are very clear. At worst, use a magnifying glass. The explanations are easy to follow. This is the best investment in Filet Crochet you can make!