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Re: Replacing Canvas on a Antique Trunk

Posted By: James Schooley (0-1pool247-121.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 7/10/4 00:54

In Response To: Replacing Canvas on a Antique Trunk (Rob Holdheide)

I have located good canvas under the handel covers for very small patches, while I was replacing the leather handels. But your question suggests that you need large panels. Start by counting the number of strands per inch in the original canvas, this will determine weather you end up with a good match. Take this information to a well stocked fabric store. Find a close match if you can, and leave the clerk mistified when you start looking through your magnifier. Any way you get the picture, any good canvas will do, and a liquid hide glue will allow lots of time to position the pieces. Make a paper pattern from craft paper by taping to the repair area and pencil rubbing, then cut both paper and canvas out together after pinning together.

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