I have not tried a knot from this book yet, but look forward to it. The pictures are of outstanding quality. The book begins with the basics -- explains about different types of knotting material and which is better than the other for which project. Ex., 1 mm poly satin may be better for certain knotting, leather may be better for something else. It covers the tools, the must have, and the nice to have. This book shows how to finish your knot, and gives project ideas. It is easy to read and the pictures are large enough you don't need a magnifying glass to see what to do.