I came up with an idea to wrap my 2" thick canvas' in jute to give my paintings a finished, unique look. (not sure it's original, but I haven't seen it...so it is to me!) I hate how much frames cost...they sometimes cost more than my art work...I thinks that's ridiculous. I use the best canvas available and I add the hanging hardware to the back...sweeet ready to go. See the jute rope below? I wrapped a long strand around and around to get this finished look. Tedious? Uh yeah! But looks fresh.