An excellent reference book for all embroiderers. I paticularly love the fact that both right-hand and left-hand directions are included for the basic stitches. The stitches are perfect for contemporary embroidery art or crazy quilting and the book also contains excellent sections on choosing tools and threads, achieving the perfect stitch, and starting to design your own unique embroidery project.
I thought the section on 'the anatomy of a stitch' was particularly informative. It also has a very personal feel too as Christen talks about her early influences and why she loves to embroider.