This Starter-Set is perfect for "Newcomer" to start up with embroideries. All different kinds of embroidery techniques are represented. This is ideal for a first try, starting with appliques right through to linework and many others. Have a look at my blog for further information (e.g. How to embroider appliques) at Rock-Queen Blog "First steps appliques". Also there is a Video using the Pirates-applique: Video "How is an applique work built".