Prime and stretch your own artist canvas with Fredrix Unprimed Cotton Canvas Blankets. Fredrix Canvas Blankets are made from the very same high quality unprimed artists canvas that you are used to painting with, but instead of being on a roll these are neatly folded like your favorite blanket.
Canvas blankets are easier to ship and easier to store with your other fine art supplies. The folds in the art canvas can be easily ironed out before use or after stretching can be sprayed with warm water which will pull the canvas nice and tight.
Fredrix was founded in 1868 by E. H. Friedrichs. Although, he spent much of his time on trains and coaches drumming up business, he was much more than a salesman. He was a businessman, a chemist, an inventor, an innovator and he was the first in America to manufacture artist canvas for the trade.
Although the art of manufacturing artist canvas has changed since the 1800s, the product we make today is very similar to the canvas we made over 140 years ago. The name was changed (Friedrichs to Fredrix), but our mission has not. Our best selling canvases are universally primed for oil, acrylic or alkyd paints, and we still prime our finest canvas the old fashioned way… picked, pumiced and primed by hand with oil based ground.
Whether your choice is a machine primed canvas with universal acrylic gesso or hand primed canvas with natural glue sizing and oil based ground, you can trust Fredrix to provide you with your best overall painting experience!