This book was a disappointment. I found it impossible to understand from a beginner's point of view. There are no logical explanations of things like what fabrics can be used, how the strips should be made, etc. It seems to me that this book is aimed at those who already have an understanding of how braided rugs are made. The language and instructions are not clear and the hand-drawn illustrations don't help. I'd suggest checking out other books, as I will, for the complete beginner. I'm returning this one.