A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space is a good book for beginners to experienced cross stitchers. It covers what materials you'll need to start, how to read a pattern, how to prep your material and even how to properly thread your needle.
There are 25 original space patterns, several NASA mission related, with palette keys and design specs included.
This book has detailed instructions, with clear pictures and tips on how to complete each design. Each pattern lets you know what skill level it was created for. Some of the designs are helpful in teaching basic cross-stitching skills to beginners. It also includes a detailed index of floss colors used for each pattern.
I really liked how this book was set up. I'm someone who occasionally does cross-stitch and, through reading this book, I learned some new stitches and picked up some valuable tips for future projects.
If you are a cross-stitching space geek who would like to create some fun creations or a novice who would like to learn more about cross-stitch, I would recommend this book to you. ~~ Dee Astell