This guide explores the full potential of needlepoint as an inspirational source. Kaffe's samples come from the natural world - the patterned markings of frogs, butterflies, flowers, shells and stones - the manmade markings of primitive cultures and the world of 20th-century art. The ideas and designs are grouped into chapters on: fruits and vegetables, fish and fowl, flowers and foliage, faces and fans, and jugs and geometrics. As well as charted patterns, the emboiderer is given many ideas for producing his or her own designs for colourful rugs, shoulder bags, cushions and other items - rooster tea cosy, maroon flower pyramid cushion, shoulder bag carpet, plum, pear and duck cushions. Other books by Kaffe Fassett include "Glorious Knitting", "Kaffe Fassett at the V&A" and "Glorious Inspiration".