Our top quality art canvas is made from natural cotton duck; this type of canvas boasts a firmer structure and a smother finish than average canvas so this makes it ideal for its most popular use as the go –to fabric for artists and painters. The name “cotton duck” fabric has actually has nothing to do with the feathered variety , it’s derived from the Dutch word “doek” which has a few similar meanings including, cloth, canvas and curtain, so over time the term canvas duck became the official name for the material used for artists canvas.
Our cotton duck canvas is constructed using a suzler machine, using a hopsack and twill weave to achieve the densely woven structure, giving the fabric a medium to heavy 12 oz per square meter weight. This artist’s canvas can be used normally or stretched over a stretch frame from small pieces to much larger scale work. Its dense weave is perfect for applying paint whilst the natural loom state of the fabric means it’s also breathable, so air and moisture can move through, rather than settling in the fabric.
- Artist canvas
- Cotton duck