buying canvas

Since college I have been buying canvas at the fabric store thinking I was saving money versus getting the fabric at the art store. I was wrong. Blick sells nice 12 oz 60″ canvas for $4 a yard. Plus I get 10% off for having a Blick store card. That beats the prices at any of the fabric stores. Go figure.

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Tom Saaristo
12 years ago

Maybe the savings in your head was built on the price differential between canvas at the fabric store, and stretched canvas at the art supply. Canvas on the bolt should be about the same price at either place, but once you start looking at prepared canvases, you’re talking a significant price increase. Of course, if you’ve always stretched your own canvas, maybe you weren’t trying to compare Granny Smiths to Braeburns.

Mark R
Mark R
12 years ago

Maybe it was more of a Honeycrisp vs. Gala kind of comparison.

Tom Saaristo
12 years ago

Mmmm … Honeycrisp … my favorite!

Mark R
Mark R
12 years ago

Honeycrisps are pretty tasty…

Mark R
Mark R
12 years ago

They are a rather tasty variety of apple. Look for them the next time you are in the grocery store. Some places don’t stock them though, so you may have to look around.

On a different note, a while back I tried something called a graple (or something like that). Essentially it was an apple that tasted and smelled kind of like a grape. Interesting… but not something I would buy regularly.

Tom Saaristo
12 years ago

Not a fan of the grapple, but the Honeyscrisp is definitely worth seeking.

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