Whilst most woven fabric can be used for this style of stitch-work, I personally prefer to use linen, cotton or a similar open weave fabric, but it depends upon what you are trying to achieve. Underwater Dreaming was made using a silky fabric as it was representative of the ocean, but choose yourself. There is an abundance of fabric stores on line and in most towns. Here is a link to the one I use:

For threads, soluble materials, stabilizers, needles, I generally buy on line from embroidery source, but once again, there are dozens to choose from.Here is the link should you wish to see this site:


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