This is a new book containing old information about the correct way to make embroidrey stitches. I think it is a great book. It is a little difficult to read, but only because embroidery is such a visual and hands-on activity. I love how it goes into specific details as to how to make variations of different stitches. The pictures are black and white. The reading and examples of stitches are fairly easy to follow if you study the information and have some experience with embroidery. I do not have a lot of experience, I've done it off and on all my life (49 years); this book has made my work better quality and more attractive. I feel like I know what I'm doing, so I'm not embarrassed for others to look at.