Make sure you have the following items at your disposal:
1. Sharp appliqué scissors (with curved handles, for easily cutting close to edges of stitching).
2. Small scissors with sharp, curved edges (see photos of both scissors here):
3. Heavy duty
4. Light to medium weight fabric and cutwork designs.
Materials & Colors:
Traditionally, cutwork is embroidered on natural linens
and cottons, white on white. Now, the modern variations are much wider. You may
embroider the letters on practically any light to medium weight fabric, in
darker or lighter thread, or even using metallic thread. Of course, contrast
thread color should be used with care.