Stitches For Effect by Suzanne Howen and Beth Robertson is the 1st in a series of three books. The information provided in this needlepoint book should be able to help you transform your canvases or designs into something closer to what the artist envisioned. You can make areas painted or charted like snow glisten as if the snow had just fallen! You can make ribbons and bows look like satin and Santa's beard feel soft and fuzzy! It will also help you add texture and depth to your needlepoint canvas. A great reference book for every stitcher!