Christen Brown's book is #1, beautiful and #2, well written with great pictures and excellent directions. Her compositions are fabulous. She is an amazing and skillful artist. I hope to meet her someday. I'll have to take one of her classes when I visit my son in S.Cal. If you are an embellisher / embroiderer you want this book for your reference library for sure.
Published by C&T Publishing, they put out really worthwhile books.