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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:

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A generic term for the process of making a Quilt from beginning to end. Or the actual act of sewing the layers of a quilt together, either by hand or by machine. Also refers to the finished lines of...
Serge is a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides, made with a two-up, two-down weave. The worsted variety is used in making military uniforms, suits, great and trench...
A batchwise dyeing process used for dyeing pile fabrics or those with very high elastane content. Fabrics are rolled onto perforated beams like giant toilet rolls and dye liquor is forced through....
Silk yarns made from the cocoon of two ilk worms that have nested together. In spinning, the double strand is not separated so the yarn is uneven and irregular with a large diameter in places. The...

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