Its very colourful and good explanation too. I do think though that it is not a beginners book. However the book is very good at explaining in the first few pages about what symbols means and all so if u are good at catching that u are good off to start. There are also some good beginner tutorials on the net which is good to start with. but back to the book its amazing with very decorative projects and a joy to make as they are also a mindful challenge.