This is not for the asbolute beginner, and goodness knows I was quite frustrated at first, because there were no written supplements to the instructions. I also didn't understand the symbols, and the small sizes of the pictorial instructions took some getting used to.
But, now that I've gotten over the learning curve, I am enjoying this book a great deal. Most of the projects I've done so far I have altered. It's fun to provide my own variation on a design. I'd have given it 3 stars, but the benefit of having this book once you understand it is worth 5. The projects look complicated, and yet are so easy to do.