Originally Posted by Michael_Schaap
Does anyone use a Baker's Couche? I made one with duck canvas last month and it did not work out. Made another one with Raw Canvas (there are holes throughout the material) and it worked great. Can't wait to try it again. It seems that the canvas without the holes did not take the flour very well... so everything sticked to it. With the raw canvas I worked in the flour for a period of like a day or two. I also sewed two pieces together to make it more stiff.
thanks for the tip - I was looking for fabric for a couche a few weeks ago but couldn't find a suitable one - I would suspect duck canvas is a tighter weave than raw canvas but don't know for sure. Basically I was looking for an all-cotton or all-linen medium to heavy weight fabric (natural color - not dyed) with a coarse weave.