Design area is 8″ x 8″ hand painted on 18 count canvas. Stitch guide is well written, clear, thoughtfully organized and large diagrams . All threads included are shown in picture. Silk Straw, 4, 7 and 13mm Silk Ribbons, Splendor, Fuzzy Stuff and petite Silk Lame for background. Experience working with ribbon would be helpful or a good learning experience for an intermediate stitcher. Learn the possibilities offered by each varying width of Silk Ribbon.