First section covers materials and equipment. Techniques and tips and a stitch glossary. This is well illustrated and especially good on long and short stitch. The next section explains how to embroider some of the background motifs. Then come a few pages explaining how to work some motifs step by step before getting into the patterns. The largest part of the book is on the 17 projects which are grouped into level of difficulty. There are 7 beginner level, 5 intermediate and 5 advanced level. Each project has a color picture in the full size, followed by the design which can be traced, list of threads, another diagram with stitch directions, another color illustraion with numbers which lead to the colors and stitches and finally a long section called method with very detailed working instructions. That is really more than enough to succeed. My only problem is that I need to enlarge each project but again, she also explains that too. So t his is a very complete thorough guide to crewel flower embroidery and I have never seen such completeness in a crewel book before. If you do flower embroidery and/or crewel embroidery, don't miss this book.