Canvas fabric is a foundation or cloth material in which yarn is stitched through for making out different embroidery designs. Canvas fabric is used for different form of canvas works as count thread embroidery. Common types of canvas work include needlepoint, petit point, and bargello.
Canvas Fabric Quality:
A canvas fabric is a plain-woven fabric which is often used for making sails, tents, backpacks, marquees, and different other functions where a tough support is required. A canvas fabric is often used as a painting surface, and for creating fashion handbags and shoes. The modern canvas fabric is usually made of cotton. The quality of the modern cotton fabric differs from the heavy cotton fabrics like the denims. The canvas fabrics are often plain weave and not twill weave. Every canvas fabric is available in two basic types the plain and the duck. The duck canvas fabric has its threads more closely woven. In the American subcontinents canvas fabric is ranked in two ways: by weight and by number.
Painting Canvas Fabric:
The canvas fabric used for painting is often coated with gesso. The purpose of doing so is, stopping the oil paint in coming into direct contact of the canvas fibers. Every canvas type is first coated before applying painting on it. Previously the linen fabric was used for making canvas the reason behind this is that linen is perfectly suited for oil painting. During the early 20th century cotton was also used for canvas fabric. Such painting materials were called as cotton duck canvas fabric. The texture of the painting canvas is usually of two forms, visual and tactile.
If the canvas fabric is properly created, the painter finds his artwork extremely enjoying. It is often found that the canvas fabric quickly gets wrinkled hence to unwrinkled the fabric it could be flatten by pressing with warm iron even pouring of hot water on the back of the canvas can also work well.