Canvas Shrinker

Soak canvas in water to shrink and prepare canvas.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Canvas Shrinkers do?

Soaks canvas in water to shrink and prepare canvas for use in garment manufacturing: Unrolls bolt of canvas and folds canvas in shrinking tank. Turns valve to admit water into tank, soaking canvas for specified periods of time. Lifts canvas from tank after shrinking and hangs canvas in loops from bars for drying or delivers canvas to other workers.


Should I be a Canvas Shrinker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Canvas Shrinker

    Most Canvas Shrinkers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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