Cutwork is a mix of
freestanding embroidery and embroidering
directly onto fabric.
Woven fabrics, like
linen, are an excellent choice for cutwork.
Avoid stretchy fabrics and fabrics with
Lycra or Spandex as these types of fabric
will bunch and pucker.
Before starting, be
sure to preshrink the fabric by washing and
drying it. If you do not preshrink the
fabric, it may pucker later on.