Maria Sibylla Merian was a fine painter and superb naturalist, one of the first woman scientists we know of. Her observations of insects and their relationships with plants revolutionized botany and zoology. She studied and painted flora and insects which were instrumental to or attracted by a particular genus. Primula and catepillar is a great example of her talent, as well as understanding of nature’s relationships. Kit includes a 9″ x 13″ mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. It is available on a 14, 16 or 18 mesh. Also included are all the silk threads needed to complete. This is a great canvas to start with if you have never worked with silk, which is very easy to use and creates a beautiful finished product. Available in alternate sizes. Whether displayed in isolation or in a grouping of Merian’s work, this canvas will surely command attention. Please indicate your mesh preference in the Notes section at Checkout.