Pretty effective with a minimum of fuss. We love the toucan by Joelle Wehkamp; it is perfect all skill levels, and nearly all stitches. Kit includes a 9″ x 12 14 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas and all the pretty easy-to-use silk threads. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. If you do not provide a preference we will send the more popular 14 count. Available in larger sizes, including a rug size….how cute for a entry or sunroom as an area rug!