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Hood Marine Canvas Consulting

Training Workshops


Are now led by Keri Ames, an award winning fabricator and owner of Yachtman’s Canvas near Philadelphia, PA  Deb and I highly recommend her for training. Keri is a long time student that not only took every class we ever offered, but also became a friend. No better choice to take over teaching our methods and speed the learning curve to running a successful canvas shop. Small class size in a comfortable atmosphere of learning makes all the difference! Mark & Deb


Large Binder Sales

Our Large Binder Sales are now being handled by Keri Ames of Yachtman's Canvas. They should be in stock in the near future. The price is $645 for this one of a kind time saving production tool in use by shops around the world. Contact Keri for more information.


We have an hourly rate for zoom consulting that can be bought in our store on this website. Email with your needs ahead of time so we have a chance to prepare and gather info to help with your marine canvas fabrication needs. Other consulting avenues are currently being explored. 

About Us


Mark has been in the Marine Canvas Trade since 1981 and has written many articles available for free download on this site. Deb and Mark have taught the marine canvas trade to many successful shops from around the world in their canvas workshops over the last 13 years. This training is now being provided by Keri Ames who has taken over our workshops and teaching our unique method of fabrication. Mark is a Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC) and is the author of the book "Bimini Enclosure Fabrication Step-By-Step" that has sold over 500 copies and is available only through our store page. A Sep-By-Step Book on Dodgers is being written and expected to be published this fall.

New Owner of Hood Canvas in Marblehead MA (Little Harbor)


Krisha Plauche' of Onboard Interiors has bought Hood Canvas and now owns the Hood Canvas Domain. We will be consulting with Krisha in the coming months to teach her and her employees our methods of fabrication when we can. We highly recommend Krisha to all our customers for their canvas needs. Located in Ted Hood's old sail loft in Marblehead, MA she is the perfect choice to take over Hood Canvas and all my brothers canvas work at CW Hood Yachts, also in Marblehead.

Cheers! Mark and Deb Hood        

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