This isa detail of the stitched canvas of the Caterpillar by Marie Sibille Merian (1647-1717) – a remarkable woman, passionately interested in insects and their transformations. She was a fine painter and superb naturalist, one of the first woman scientists we know of and one of the most brilliant painters of plants and insects. Her observations of insects and their relationships with plants revolutionized botany and zoology. Caterpillar is a a lovely canvas for a lumbar pillow or framed for a wall and will look good in almost any fiber. Measures 7″ x 15″ on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Comes with a beautifully detailed stitch guide created by us for all skill levels. The picture below is a bit of the canvas stitched showing off some of the techniques used for this adorable caterpillar.We are happy to select and add appropriate silk threads to help complete. Please contact us if you would like us to add the fibers of your choice. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. If you do not provide a preference, we will send the 14 count. Available in alternate sizes.