This is a *short* book with lots of pictures and diagrams. David is an inspiration. It's all very well watching someone with a tiny A5 frame producing a nice piece of paper but when you started with an A3 frame and no bowl big enough and have had to improvise, the A5 framers are not much help! David ranges from A5 to huge sheets that he makes outside. After seeing what he can do at either end I told myself that my paper-making would improve! He has given me all kinds of ideas and done it without being condescending or clearly in a league that most of us will never achieve. He makes it all seem possible. He has loads of advice given kindly and helpfully. The pictures are really useful as they show what needs to be done and some wonderful finished products.
I can understand why this book has been recommended by craft teachers! I would recommend it too if I taught craft. It's just the kind of thing beginners need - tips to get started and then places they can aspire to. Incidentally, he finishes off by showing how paper can be used to produce art through texturisation. Paper making is great fun but like all things you need to make more to get better and David has found a way to inspire the beginner and keep them interested enough to practice the craft! Without that, your first sheet can easily be your last!