This work includes over 50 needlepoint designs and ideas inspired by the textiles of Asia, Africa and the Americas, including Guatemala, Mexico, Afghanistan, Turkey, India, Morocco and Kenya. Spreads on projects for cushions, bolsters, rugs, stools, chairs and lampshades run throughout, and each design is accompanied by an easy-to-follow colour chart and instructions. There are also numerous ideas for alternative colourways and an illustrated glossary of needlepoint techniques. Mary Norden has established a reputation for strong classic designs in colour combinations based on ethnic textiles. She has worked for Mary Quant, Yves St Laurent and Liberty's.