Hood Marine Canvas

Hood Canvas has been successful the past 35 years by continually refining what we fabricate. Mark and Deb have always shared their knowledge of the trade to anyone who asked for help. Eight years ago we opened the Hood Canvas School for the purpose of spreading our knowledge and fabrication techniques and found we love to teach! Hood Canvas uses only quality time tested materials and uses only Solarfix lifetime thread on every quality fabrication. We are one of the few shops that still fabricate a true traditional dodger with a fully rounded frame for sailboats. We make regular posts to our Facebook page including photos of our recent fabrications. In addition we run the Hood Fabrication Center on Facebook along with our fabulous student moderators. The Fabrication Center is a secret group dedicated to the advancement of the marine canvas trade. You must be a fabricator or student, inquire via email and fabricators include a link to your company website. Our entire library of how to articles and You Tube training videos are in a link on the left, enjoy.

Marine Canvas Training Workshops

From Sept through March every year Mark and Deb teach small “boutique” canvas training workshops for just four students per class. No other canvas school offers the individual attention, advanced fabrication techniques and years of experience in the trade that we do. We are an active canvas shop, so our students will see how a busy canvas shop runs and is set up. Our students come to us from around the world for quality canvas instruction. We shorten the time required to get established making money with quality fabrications. The marine canvas trade is inexpensive in terms of investment and very rewarding. Many of our students set up shops in their basement, garage or barn to keep overhead down, retail space is not a requirement. We enjoy seeing our students succeed and many are running successful shops today with continued support from us. Deb and I teach as a team, much the same as we fabricate our custom canvas. Please take the time to review our workshop photos and workshop testimonial pages.

Learn the Marine Canvas Trade with a Certified Master Fabric Craftsman!