Zweigart (Royal Canvas) Mono Deluxe canvas, sold per foot. 40″ span, 12 count.
Canvases are open fabric meshes usually made of cotton. They form the woven textile base for many techniques and embroideries. Canvas is usually fully covered with embroidery over its entire area. Fine canvases from 6ct. to 18ct. are well suitable for example for cross-stitch works, needlepoint and satin stitch, while coarse canvases ranging from 3-5ct. are meant mainly for coarse cross-stitch and latch-hook works.
Royal is a mono canvas: an extremely high-grade, single-threaded canvas in white, made in plain weave. This canvas is primarily distinguished by its heavy quality. It is made up of repeatedly polished threads and thus gets a smoother surface.
This canvas is suitable for long-stitch, satin stitch and various other surface-filling types of embroidery (needlepoint). In the USA, on the other hand, this canvas is often painted by hand and sometimes not embroidered over its whole surface.