We stretch canvases to order, and provide cotton and linen by the metre or the roll for artists to stretch themselves. For this we have sourced high-quality artist canvases from Italy and Belgium. We have chosen these supports because they not only present a versatile range of surfaces on which to work, but they are also very affordable.

Caravaggio Italian Cottons & Linens

The Caravaggio range of Italian cottons and linens is our most popular. With good reason: they're versatile, high quality and represent great value. For the last half-decade, Fitzroy Stretches has been the agent for Caravaggio cottons and linens which have been milled in Varese, Italy for over 30 years. Available in a range of styles, colours and widths, the Caravaggio collection is prepared with a layer of clear-primer, and three layers of universal primer. The universal-primed surface is suitable for both oils and acrylics. All types are available in 2100mm widths in 10 metre rolls. Many of our artists also use Caravaggio's clear-primed surface as an alternative to rabbit skin glue.

Claessens Belgian Linens

Claessens Belgian linen is aimed squarely at serious artists who require the high performance of a linen canvas. Founded in 1906, this company maintains a specialisation in linen production, guaranteeing a premium quality canvas to artists worldwide. Claessens Belgian linen is the highest quality found anywhere in the world and comes as both oil- and acrylic primed. 

Libeco Lagae Belgian Linen
Established over a century and a half ago, Libeco Lagae produces 60% of the total linen production in Belgium and is responsible for one of the finest ranges of artist linens available. These linens are available in loomstate in rolls of 50-55 metres, or per metre off the roll. www.libeco.com


Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Tel: 61 3 9380 9553
Fax: 61 3 9388 9936
Email: info@fitzroystretches.com

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