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The Story of Canvas
Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric, typically made out of cotton or linen,although historically it was made from hemp.
It differs from other heavy cotton fabrics, such as denim, in being plain weave rather than twill weave. Canvas comes in two basic types: plain and duck. The threads in duck canvas are more tightly woven than standard canvas. The term duck comes from the Dutch word for cloth, doek, which means cloth, and duck fabric is a heavy-duty cotton fabric. Duck cloth is a type of canvas, and duck and canvas can be used for similar projects, depending on the weight and strength of textile needed. Duck is usually even more sturdy and holds shape better than standard canvas.
Duck also has a classification system, by weight (ounces per square yard) and by a graded number system. Duck is graded on a scale of 1 to 12, with 12 being the lightest fabric and 1 being the heaviest.
Canvas fabric is known for being sturdy and heavy duty. By blending cotton with synthetic fibers, canvas can become water resistant or even waterproof, making it a great outdoor fabric.
Canvas is an incredibly versatile fabric, and it has a broad use from fashion to sais to home decor. Below are some of its most popular functions:
Sails: Sails on boats were originally made from canvas though today, most sails are made out of a synthetic sailcloth.
Tents: Heavy-duty canvas is great for building shelters, and it is a popular material for tents and other camping supplies.
Bags: Canvas is a popular material for use in bags, from tote bags to backpacks. Canvas is durable, water-resistant, making canvas bags great for everyday use.
Shoes: Canvas is both flexible and durable, making it great for footwear. Converse sneakers and Tom’s espadrilles are both examples of canvas shoes.
Painting: Canvas stretched over a wooden frame is a fantastic painting surface. Canvas became popular for painting in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Backdrops: Lightweight canvas is popular with photographers for use as backdrops because it is light and easy to carry.
Coverings: Many industries, including the military and construction, use waterproof canvas fabric as a cover for everything from boats to doorways.
Clothing: Jackets and outdoor wear are often made from canvas. The durable and water-resistant qualities made it great for camping and sailing gear as well.
Furniture: Canvas is used to upholster furniture because its strength and durability lends itself well to repeated use.
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