Canvas and Supports
Roberson canvas, stretchers and made up canvases.The painter's support of choice has always been linen. Manufactured from the long fibres of the flax plant, this fabric is extremely strong and durable. Our linens are of the highest quality and include many that are unique to us. The majority of our linen is produced to our specification in Belgium, though some linen fabrics are woven for us in Scotland.
Many artists prefer to use cotton because of the expense of linen. Cotton duck provides a smooth, regular support with an even grain and is available in many widths and weights. Our cotton mostly comes from India.Canvas materials are available in cotton duck from 36 inch to 144-inch width and from 7 oz to 18 oz weights and in linen of various textures and weights. Oil and acrylic primed canvas is available in rolls and cut lengths in a range of materials.
Made up canvases are offered in stock standard sizes. We can also make up special sizes to customer order. Stretchers in 8 inch to 96 inch lengths with crossbar and half bar options provide the artist with a system to make up virtually any type and size of canvas required.Boards, canvas sizes, canvas primers, tools and staplers complete this section that includes all that is necessary to make and prepare a support for painting.