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Made from high quality, unprimed heavy linen, our 12oz Flax Natural Linen Canvas has a rough, closely-woven texture. Woven in the UK, this canvas has a very good regularity, perfect for mounting to bespoke canvas frames.
What Is Canvas?
Traditionally manufactured from hemp, for its tough fibres, Canvas is now primarily produced from either linen or cotton. Linen Canvas is a premium alternative to Cotton Canvas, and has finer strands, producing a highly intricate weave, with a regular pattern. Cotton Duck Canvas is most commonly used for painting with oil colour.
This video discusses The Differences Between Cotton Duck And Linen.
How do I choose a Canvas?
Canvas is graded according to weight and tightness of weave. Ranging from 1 to 12, a low number indicates a coarse grain, whereas the finest grains are represented by the highest numbers. Often, canvas is simply graded as “Coarse”, “Medium” and “Fine”.
Why choose 12oz Flax Natural Linen Canvas?
The authentic unrefined colour of Flax Natural Linen Canvas is a popular choice for artists, as it affords pale colours the same definition as darker tones. This untreated canvas can be mounted onto custom-made frames, and Primer applied, according to the artist’s desired effect.
Please note that canvas ordered by the metre will be delivered folded.