I have that book - it is so lovely. I think it is a three in one book, history, instruction and lovely to look at!
I use something like her method to hand piece. I can't handpiece as fast as she does but I can certainly hand piece quite fast. I think the key is practice. Also find something that suits u and go that way. WHo knows you might 'invent' a whole new way of handpiecing that we will all follow
I also hand quilt using the luixin ( thimble lady) method and the principles are similar.