|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.