About Chris Patterson

About the Owner

Chris Patterson, a Virginia native, moved to Wilmington NC after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering.  After a successful career at the nuclear power plant in Southport, a unique opportunity presented itself and Chris decided to pursue a career in the textile fabrication industry, with the help of his wife Donna, who already had her own career in the industry.  Shortly after Weaver Canvas started, Chris and his wife moved their two businesses into the shop that the business resides in today.  Chris is known for his extreme attention to detail, his practical and well thought out designs, as well as his integrity and honesty towards his customers.  These days Chris is sharing the craft with his son, who is taking over the business and continuing the Weaver Canvas tradition of quality, craftsmanship, and integrity.