What a beautiful book! This newly published book is wonderful for any stitcher who wants to learn how to work some unique counted background stitches as well as a number of surface stitches. The author has gone to the original stitched pieces from the Elizabethan era and charted the stitches with big clear drawings. She includes beautiful photos of both the front and back so you can see just how they should look. The stitches are grouped into needlepoint, braid and looped stitches. This is a must have book for any one who has tried to work plated braid. The instructions are clear and make the stitches easy to do. We have sold many of these books already....the serious stitchers are just thrilled with it!