Unprimed Linen Canvas
Unprimed Linen Canvas
Stable, durable, strong, yet supple!
Linen, while more expensive than cotton, is the traditional choice for professional artists. Linen canvas is the most durable fabric to put paint on and, due to its strength, is ideal for large paintings.
Its warp and weft threads are equal in weight, making them less susceptible to expanding or contracting problems created by moisture. Linen is very receptive to sizing and priming applications and it retains its natural oils which preserve the fibres’ flexibility and keeps the canvas from becoming brittle. Linen canvas has a more “natural” weaved finish than cotton and is available in a variety of weights and textures, providing a smooth or rough finish. Because of its strength, linen canvas holds up to a heavy painting hand and does not become slack as easily as cotton canvas. Click here for more on the pros and cons of linen canvas vs. cotton canvas.
Linen canvas is available in Fine Portrait, Smooth, or Medium textures in widths ranging from 54.5″ to 86″ and is available online in 3, 6, 25 & 50-yard quantities. For other quantities, please place your order through our order form or over the phone at 1-800-561-4944.
** Please note that unprimed canvas “blankets” are shipped folded. If you would prefer to have your canvas shipped rolled, please contact us via the above methods to place your order. **
In-stock canvas typically ships in 5-7 business days but our turn-around times do vary depending on our workload. Please notify us if you have a specific deadline. Note that some items are temporarily out of stock due to delays resulting from the current global pandemic situation. Please phone if you have specific needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Certified Belgian Linen manufactured by Libico-Lagae Linen Weavers in Meulebeke, Belgium, which has been producing linen fabric since 1858.
*86" smooth texture linen and full rolls of linen are temporarily unavailable due to supply chain issues. Please contact us if you require large quantities of canvas and we will do our best to accommodate you. We apologize for any inconvenience.*