Canvas design area is 7″ square on 12 count. Includes 7 skeins Planet Earth silk, 3 skeins Caron watercolors and silk lame braid. Larger holes, easy to see and stitch painted. With light tension single ply of silk thread is fine, for thicker coverage or tight tension silk thread may be used single ply as a cross stitch or double ply in a tent stitch. Watercolors use 2 ply.