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Paracord Survival Bracelet

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Paracord is often used to make survival bracelets.  550 Paracord is versatile and strong cord make it an ideal tool for outdoor activities such as rope climbing, tourniquets, and making nets.  The paracord’s inner strands can also be used for things such as marking trails, fishing, sewing, and traps. Having paracord fashioned in a bracelet […]

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Looking to create some shade? A sun shade sail is a versatile and easy solution for creating shade, reducing heat, blocking the sun, and providing protection against UV rays. It also preserves well and is very cost effective. However, to enjoy all the benefits a shade sail can provide, you must measure properly for it.

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Why Use A Sunshade

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Sun Shade Cloths are often times made of woven polypropylene shade cloths and used for many applications to repel heat. CCS’s Sun Shade Cloths offer sun protection by blocking 85% of UVA & UVB rays. Woven Shade Cloths are made from interwoven UV stabilized polypropylene threads that are more versatile in function than knitted or […]

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Flame Retardant Inherently Flame Retardant Curtain Fabric

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

What Is The Difference Between Flame Retardant And Inherently Flame Retardant Theatre Fabric? Fabrics are an important element in theatre and arts. However, determining the proper type of fabric can sometimes be challenging, especially when it comes to differentiating between Flame Retardant and Inherently Flame Retardant.  While they only differ by a few letters, there […]

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What is Paracord

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

History Paracord (parachute cord, para cord or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon rope that was first used in World War II by the US military.  Paratroopers as well as other militants found this light cordage to be very versatile due to its strength and elasticity.  Although strong, its construction provided a smooth surface.

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Stage Curtain Comparison Chart

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Guide to Selecting the Ideal Fabric Type for your Theater Curtains Let me set the stage for you. Big production coming up and your job is to buy the fabric to make theater curtains. You are clicking from site to site, trying to figure out which fabric is going to be best-suited.  So many choices! There is […]

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CCS Theater Fabric Stage Expo 15

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Chicago Canvas had the pleasure of exhibiting at USITT’s Stage Expo March 19-21.  From costume displays to gorgeous fabrics, the Stage Expo always provides a dynamic hands-on environment to learn about the latest happening in the entertainment industry, including audio, lighting, set designs, and media. We even saw art being created on canvas with the […]

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Roof Leak Diverters

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Calendars around the world say that winter is scheduled to end soon. As the snow and ice melt, as much as you don’t want it, your roof might SPRING A LEAK.  What a mess! There is a unique, simple to install and amazingly efficient solution to capture the leak.

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Muslin-Fabric-Backdrop

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Muslin. What exactly is it and where do we use it? Muslin really is a generic term for a wide variety of cotton fabrics often referred to as sheeting.  This fabric is closely woven which gives it a pure starched finish and a flat “clothy” effect and feel.

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Best-Curtain-Fabric

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

What Fabric is Best for Your Curtain Project There are several things to consider when choosing the fabric for your curtain. What is the purpose of the curtain? Here are some choices:

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