Before buying this book, I checked a number of tapestry books out of the library. I found this book to be the only tapestry weaving book that gave clear instructions. I also appreciated the simple explanations given by Harvey for the reasons for performing certain techniques in certain ways thus helping the learner to think in the way of a tapestry artist/craftsperson. At least two other tapestry books left me feeling quite confused but I am very impressed with this book. It begins with equipment information followed by some easy exercises that one can use to build one's technical knowledge on, but the exercises, despite being studies, produce beautiful, 'to be proud of' samplers that anybody would be happy to have on display. Nancy Harvey takes one through a series of tapestry weaving lessons, from these very basic samplers to very beautiful and difficult tapestries. The colour photographs are quite lovely and some actually take the breath away and cause one to be amazed at the creativity of some of the members of the human race.