Before anything else I have to shout about my utter amazemnt with Apple & Apple Care. My computer is home today !! It just left for repair on Monday! I cannot wait to get home from work and get it plugged back in. WoW ! Way to go Apple !!!! Onto the book. This is a new book that I had heard about through one or another lists. It sounded very interesting to me and so I "Amazoned it". This is an great book! Interesting mix of eye candy and "how to"; a good blend of photo and written word. Some of the textural pieces are really beautiful. I am taking a 4 day Shibori workshop next week - using natural dyes - so this was a great book to get me in the mmod for stitch and dye. Yes, I think that this would be an excellent addition to your bookshelf !