Yes this book has projects and pattern templates that run the gamut between elegant and quirky. Yes there is a stitch dictionary with clear instructions. What sets this book apart is that it appeals to the stitch artist within us all.
Noriko takes inspiration from nature and patterns and offers the reader just enough inspiration to take their stitching to the next level. She explores stitching on patterned fabrics, creating patterns within letters, and her finished projects range from useful objects to art for art's sake.
This is such a fun & inspiring book for stitchers at any level.