Sturdy, natural and easily cared for, canvas is ideal for projects requiring a rugged material. Canvas features a crisp drape perfect for flat pattern applications such as outdoor cushions, aprons, book bags and shoes. Or you can even stretch your own over a wooden frame to paint on. Plainly woven, canvas features a criss-cross pattern that adds to the strength and wearability to the fiber. Duck canvas is another popular variety that features 2 yarns in the warp and 1 in the weft , making it an extremely durable workwear material.