This piece means a lot to me. I am so very proud to be a Canadian! The four maple leaves signify Canada's growth over the last 150 years. All the different colours celebrate the diversity of her peoples and her landscapes. You can stitch it with or without the wording. I stitched it on 18 count mono canvas. The stitch count is 172 x 148. The picture of the bag shows how I chose to finish it. Instructions for the bag are not included.