Netted Beadwork provides a cursory introduction to the history of netted beadwork, with descriptions and photographic examples of netting from around the world. You won't find many dates and several major types of netting are omitted. After the overview, Diane gives instructions and projects for irregular, vertical, and horizontal netting. The final section of the book is a gallery of inspirational netted beadwork, using the three techniques described in the text. The projects include beaded beads, netted flowers, necklaces, bracelets, small purses, and using netting for covering eggs and bottles. The written instructions, diagrams, and photographs are very clear. Diane provides great directions for increasing and decreasing and developing your own style.
I would target this book for a beginner or perhaps intermediate beader. A true novice may have trouble figuring out how to relate the instructions to the photos of the projects. There are no bead counts or specific material lists. You won't find detailed instructions for making your project look just like the example.
I think that an advanced beader will be disappointed by the simplicity of the projects and the limited scope of the techniques. The book is restricted to irregular, vertical, and horizontal netting. You won't find information about incorporating other stitches into the work. I'm okay with that - it's a book about netting, after all. However, I really would have enjoyed seeing examples of other forms of netting, such as the more complicated thread paths commonly seen in Ukrainian work or any of the American (e.g., Ecuadorian) styles. Even if these techniques were beyond the scope of the instructions, they could have been included in the gallery.
Overall, a very nice book. Diane does an excellent job covering *basic* netting techniques. This a good introduction/reference for a beginner and one of very few books that focuses on netting. It's more of a technique book than a project book.