I LOVE this! It takes no practice at all to learn. It makes THE BEST cord ever from yarn or whatever you want to use. It goes so much faster than knitting an I-cord and to me has a more polished & finished look. The cord is tight and strong. I was crocheting a cord for gathering through a knit item, and remembered I purchased this - what a difference! If you're into macramé, making your own decorative embellishments, making jewelry, etc. You have to get one of these. Lots of web sites for projects to make using a lucet. Great gift for yourself or a friend!