I took the oppertunity to learn to make my own canvas at York St Johns in the last couple of weeks. After an introuduction to the equipment I needed to use, it was an easy and pleasurable process. The Miter machine reminded me of a Pac Man taking little trianglar chunks out of the wood with every move of the dial. While the under pinner required a swift but forceful stamp of the foot in order to get the pin in place. The last bit of the process was streching the canvas over the frame.
In my next post I will show you some of the new work I created using the canvas I made.