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Claessens Canvas & Linen

Claessens are a Belgium company that have been producing top-quality artist's canvas since 1906. They continue to use traditional methods passed down the generations and although they use machines the core production process is unchanged. Claessens still occupy their original buildings in Waregem. Find a variety of Claessens canvas and linen types available including oil primed, universal primed and unprimed in a range of textures.

How Are They Made?

The first step towards producing the canvas is the collection and preparation of the plant fibres. Claessens use a range of raw materials including flax, cotton and jute as well as synthetic options such as viscose fibre and polyester. The majority of their canvas' are made from flax which has a superior durability and quality.

Claessens have a thorough quality control where the fabrics are checked for faults and abnormalities. Then adhesive layers are applied to the material and dried in a warm-air oven. Once ready the canvas can be primed with Claessens own oil, acrylic or tempera paints and carefully dried over a number of days. The final step is for the canvases to be inspected and then rolled.

Different Types of Canvas

Oil primed canvas has been specially prepared for use with oil paints. The primer is a 'Zinc White' and bound with linseed oil and has been air-dried naturally. The oil canvas is then sanded and painted with another layer this time of 'Titanium White' and dried again. It takes several days for this priming and drying process to be completed.

Universal primed canvas is suitable for both oil and acrylic paint. The two primer layers are 'Titanium White' and due to the paint being water-based the canvas can be dried in a dry-air oven.

The Claessens linen and canvas is a popular choice for artists due to it's high quality and the company's respect for traditional methods.

Claessens Belgian Linen 012 - Artist Linen Fine Unprimed 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width Claessens Belgian Linen 012 - Artist Linen Fine Unprimed 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width
£593.50
£508.00
1 in stock
Artist Linen: Fine unprimed Claessens Belgian linen No 012 This beautiful linen fabric from the Claessens in Belgium is made from the highest grade flax. This unprimed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. Wet spun, smooth, high thread count 210cm/83in wide. Quality 012 Width 2,10 Canvas Linen Structure Moderately fine Primer Unprimed Pr…
Claessens Belgian Linen 012 - Artist Linen Fine Unprimed 210 Width Claessens Belgian Linen 012 - Artist Linen Fine Unprimed 210 Width
£59.35
£53.40
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Artist Linen: Fine unprimed Claessens Belgian linen No 012 This beautiful linen fabric from the Claessens in Belgium is made from the highest grade flax. This unprimed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. Wet spun, smooth, high thread count 210cm/83in wide. Quality 012 Width 2,10 Canvas Linen Structure Moderately fine Primer Unprimed Pr…
Claessens Belgian Linen 066 - Artist Linen Unprimed 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width Claessens Belgian Linen 066 - Artist Linen Unprimed 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width
£493.50
£407.10
1 in stock
Linen Fabric - Medium grain linen from the famous Claessens company in Belgium. This No 066 has more texture than the smooth 012 Fine linen and is perfect for larger canvases. The unprimed medium linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. High spec wet spun Claessens Belgian linen. 210cm/83in wide. Quality 066 Width 1,40 Canvas Linen Structure Med…
Claessens Belgian Linen 066- Artist Linen Unprimed Medium per Metre Claessens Belgian Linen 066- Artist Linen Unprimed Medium per Metre
£49.35
£44.50
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Linen Fabric - Medium grain linen from the famous Claessens company in Belgium. This No 066 has more texture than the smooth 012 Fine linen and is perfect for larger canvases. This unprimed medium linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. High spec wet spun Claessens Belgian linen. 210cm/83in wide. Quality 066 Width 1,40 Canvas Linen Structure Me…
Claessens Belgian Linen Fine 12 - Oil Primed Linen 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width Claessens Belgian Linen Fine 12 - Oil Primed Linen 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width
£784.00
£625.00
Out of stock
Fine Oil Primed (Portrait) Claessens Belgian Linen. This is a very special product from the renowned company Claessens who have been providing artists with top quality painting surfaces since 1906. The fine oil primed surface of this No 12 linen is a delight and immensely popular with the discerning artist. This primed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance you…
Claessens Belgian Linen Fine 12 - Oil Primed Linen 210cms Width Claessens Belgian Linen Fine 12 - Oil Primed Linen 210cms Width
£78.50
£64.90
In stock
Fine Oil Primed (Portrait) Claessens Belgian Linen. This is a very special product from the renowned company Claessens who have been providing artists with top quality painting surfaces since 1906. The fine oil primed surface of this No 12 linen is a delight and immensely popular with the discerning artist. This primed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance you…
Claessens Belgian Linen Medium 166 - Universal Acrylic Primed 210cms Width Claessens Belgian Linen Medium 166 - Universal Acrylic Primed 210cms Width
£62.80
£57.00
In stock
Pegasus Art are delighted to add the 166 Claessens Linen to normal stock. This artist linen from Claessens is a heavier medium texture linen. The 166 natural linen with its tighter weave and stronger thread will support larger works and heavier paint layers. Acrylic Primed Medium Claessens Belgian Linen 166 is the primed version of our best selling unprimed 66 linen. The quality of Claessens linen…
Claessens Belgian Linen Medium 166 - Universal Acrylic Primed Linen 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width Claessens Belgian Linen Medium 166 - Universal Acrylic Primed Linen 10 Metre Roll: 210cms Width
£628.00
£565.30
1 in stock
Pegasus Art are delighted to add the 166 Claessens Linen to normal stock. This artist linen from Claessens is a heavier medium texture linen. The 166 natural linen with its tighter weave and stronger thread will support larger works and heavier paint layers. Acrylic Primed Medium Claessens Belgian Linen 166 is the primed version of our best selling unprimed 66 linen. The quality of Claessens linen…
Claessens Belgian Synthetic Fabric 101 - Acrylic Primed Canvas Claessens Belgian Synthetic Fabric 101 - Acrylic Primed Canvas
£24.70
£23.50
Acrylic Primed Claessens Synthetic Fabric Canvas 101. The quality of Claessens fabric has been known to discerning artists for many years. This No 101 canvas, a mixture of polyester and viscose, has an extra smooth surface. The universal primer, titanium white based, on this makes it suitable for acrylic paint, mixed media and oil paint. 101 Claessens Primed Synethetic rolls are 210cms/83ins wide…

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Artist Linen: Fine unprimed Claessens Belgian linen No 012 This beautiful linen fabric from the Claessens in Belgium is made from the highest grade flax. This unprimed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. Wet spun, smooth, high thread count 210cm/83in wide. Quality 012 Width 2,10 Canvas Linen Structure Moderately fine Primer Unprimed Pr…
Artist Linen: Fine unprimed Claessens Belgian linen No 012 This beautiful linen fabric from the Claessens in Belgium is made from the highest grade flax. This unprimed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. Wet spun, smooth, high thread count 210cm/83in wide. Quality 012 Width 2,10 Canvas Linen Structure Moderately fine Primer Unprimed Pr…
Linen Fabric - Medium grain linen from the famous Claessens company in Belgium. This No 066 has more texture than the smooth 012 Fine linen and is perfect for larger canvases. The unprimed medium linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. High spec wet spun Claessens Belgian linen. 210cm/83in wide. Quality 066 Width 1,40 Canvas Linen Structure Med…
Linen Fabric - Medium grain linen from the famous Claessens company in Belgium. This No 066 has more texture than the smooth 012 Fine linen and is perfect for larger canvases. This unprimed medium linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance your creative process. High spec wet spun Claessens Belgian linen. 210cm/83in wide. Quality 066 Width 1,40 Canvas Linen Structure Me…
Fine Oil Primed (Portrait) Claessens Belgian Linen. This is a very special product from the renowned company Claessens who have been providing artists with top quality painting surfaces since 1906. The fine oil primed surface of this No 12 linen is a delight and immensely popular with the discerning artist. This primed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance you…
Fine Oil Primed (Portrait) Claessens Belgian Linen. This is a very special product from the renowned company Claessens who have been providing artists with top quality painting surfaces since 1906. The fine oil primed surface of this No 12 linen is a delight and immensely popular with the discerning artist. This primed fine linen is an archival support of exceptional quality which will enhance you…
Pegasus Art are delighted to add the 166 Claessens Linen to normal stock. This artist linen from Claessens is a heavier medium texture linen. The 166 natural linen with its tighter weave and stronger thread will support larger works and heavier paint layers. Acrylic Primed Medium Claessens Belgian Linen 166 is the primed version of our best selling unprimed 66 linen. The quality of Claessens linen…
Pegasus Art are delighted to add the 166 Claessens Linen to normal stock. This artist linen from Claessens is a heavier medium texture linen. The 166 natural linen with its tighter weave and stronger thread will support larger works and heavier paint layers. Acrylic Primed Medium Claessens Belgian Linen 166 is the primed version of our best selling unprimed 66 linen. The quality of Claessens linen…
Acrylic Primed Claessens Synthetic Fabric Canvas 101. The quality of Claessens fabric has been known to discerning artists for many years. This No 101 canvas, a mixture of polyester and viscose, has an extra smooth surface. The universal primer, titanium white based, on this makes it suitable for acrylic paint, mixed media and oil paint. 101 Claessens Primed Synethetic rolls are 210cms/83ins wide…