This book was recommended as a great tutorial for learning tatting. I found the directions and diagrams confusing and less than helpful. I gave it to my husband, as he is typically more adept when it comes to diagrams and step by step instructions. He also found the directions flawed. We went then to several websites with tatting tutorials, and quite easily, I learned to tatt.
If you are looking for lovely patterns and pictures, this book is wonderful, but as a tutorial for a beginner, in my opinion, it leaves much to be desired. A disappointment.