This is the updated edition of a previous book. I have not followed any of the patterns yet, but the photos and instructions seem very clear. It shows exactly how to warp a rigid heddle loom. I feel I will be able to start weaving on my own, even though I have not had any lessons. I have done very basic knitting and crochet before, so yarns and their different weights and finish are not a new concept for me. The projects are more in line with current fashions, and there is plenty of advice and tips for beginner weavers.