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What is "Canvas" - Definition & Explanation

An evenly woven sturdy fabric, usually made of cotton.
A plain weave usually made from cotton or linen.
Cotton, linen, or synthetic fabric made with a basic plain weave in heavy and firm weight yarns for industrial or heavy duty purposes. Also referred to as 'duck', although the term 'canvas' usually relates to the heavier, coarser constructions.
A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.
A heavy, closely woven fabric of cotton, hemp, or flax, originally used for making tents and sails.
Cotton, linen, or synthetic fabric made with an even weave in heavy and firm weights for sails and industrial purposes. Awning strips canvas has painted or woven stripes on cotton duck. Cross-stitch or Penelope canvas has still open mesh and is used for fine cross-stitched work. Unbleached linen canvas is used mainly for interlinings.
Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, and other functions where sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used on fashion handbags.
The support used for an acrylic or oil painting that is typically made of linen or cotton, stretched very tightly and tacked onto a wooden frame. Linen is considered far superior to the heavy cotton for a canvas.
A strong, durable, closely woven cotton fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Plain weave fabric (cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics) having a slightly irregular surface due to uneven slubbed filling yarns. It is a raw silk made from Tussah silk or silk waste, depending on the...
An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On...
Usually have straight or close fitting skirts, accompanied by a form fitting bodice. The skirt is often ankle length and sometimes has a slit in either the front, side, or back to make walking...
Lace-making is an ancient craft. A lace fabric is lightweight openwork fabric, patterned, either by machine or by hand, with open holes in the work. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or...
Said of a cloth which has irregular stripes or streaks of practically the same color in the background. Each yarn in the motif is dyed a solid color. runs in the warp direction of the goods, and...

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