Canvas is referred to as the plain-woven fabric that comes to use for making sails, tents, bags etc. for which durability is required. It also comes to use by artists for paintings spread across a wooden frame. It also comes into use for crafting handbags, shoes and other durable items. These days canvas is also being used in decorative items like clocks, posters etc.
Canvas is usually made of cotton or linen. Sometimes it is mistaken with denim. Canvas is available in two types:
Duck Canvas: The threads are tightly woven in duck canvas.
Plain canvas: The threads are comparatively loosely woven in plain canvas.
The various types of canvas are dyed canvas, fire-proof canvas, printed canvas, stripe canvas, water resistant canvas and waxed canvas.