Linen is my favorite fabric to use for Crewel Embroidery. This linen comes from Europe and is woven in the EU.
You will receive an 18 x 18" piece of fabric to embroider or sew on. Coordinates with my many PDF pillow embroidery patterns available on Etsy.
The beauty of stitching on linen is as you poke the needle through the fabric, the threads separate so that the wool thread will glide through the fabric. Linen behaves different than cotton fabrics and is far superior (in my opinion) than stitching on cotton with wool thread.
This Geranium Red color is a gorgeous base color to bounce bright colors off of.
Center the design in the middle of the fabric. I suggest protecting the edges from fraying by zigzagging along the edge. You can also apply FrayCheck along the edge or wrap the edge in masking tape.
See my listings for Crewel Embroidery Wool for stitching. It is a great hobby and easy to learn.
See my On-line class on Craftsy.com - STITCH IT WITH WOOL - CREWEL EMBROIDERY!