The book gives you snapshots of a whole range of crafts including embroidery, cross stitch, millinery, leather work, macrame, printing and of course patchwork.
For each craft, there's an outline how-to. Then there is some insight and advice from leaders in the field, eg Philip Treacy in the Millinery section.
After that, there is a project in each section such as the stamp covered shoes (above) and the patchwork chair (below).
And the whole book is interspersed with chapters all about the modern crafting community including advice about connecting online, about joining local crafting groups and about running a crafting business.
If, like me, you're hooked on one craft but sometimes think about branching out or if you're a non-crafter with an interest in taking up something new but not sure where to start, this is a really good first step into the world of modern crafting.