Easy to read and use. It has photographs of stitches and easy to use diagrams and written instructions. It's spiral bound so is easy to use while you sew using the guidelines. You don't have to worry about the book closing while stitching and reading at the same time. There's over 200 stitches. Really useful.
I wanted a good general reference book and searched accordingly. I read lots of reviews and this one certainly lives up to all its five star reviews. Clear and precise, with excellent pictures and a useful size to keep to hand.
After reading the other reviews i decided this was the book for me and I wasn't disappointed. Absolutely brilliantly illustrated with step by step instructions. For beginners or experienced embroiderer's.
It's on the cover: it's a BIBLE. All stitches clearly explained with clear pictures and a useful index. Essential for embroidery and canvas work. You won't find very ancient stitches though, but a lot of variations of some classic stitches.