Cotton Canvas

Fragment of cotton canvas with details. Fragment of cotton canvas with details.

Cotton canvas is a nineteenth century term for a very fine canvas produced in Britain, France and Germany for Berlin wool work and comparable forms of embroidery. Both limp and stiffened forms were available. The French was regarded as the best, while the German version was seen as inferior. Often every tenth thread of the German cotton canvas was dyed yellow.


  • CAULFEILD, Sophia Frances Anne and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882). The Dictionary of Needlework, London: L. Upcott Gill, p. 60.
  • TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, London: Bloomsbury, p. 159.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 10th May 2017).


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