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 … []

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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, … []

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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 … []

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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 … []

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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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How-to-Measure-Curtain-for-Track-System

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

MEASURING THE CURTAIN & OTHER CLUES FOR INSTALLING ON YOUR TRACK SYSTEM You have now planned your track system and are ready to measure for your curtain.

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Mapping-Curtain-Track-System

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

MEASURING YOUR SPACE FOR A CURTAIN TRACK SYSTEM First of all – relax, this is very simple. If you are doing a single run, simply measure from one end (the beginning) to the other (the end).  You now have the amount … []

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Curtain-Track-Systems-Create-Space

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

WHAT ARE THE USES FOR CEILING CURTAIN TRACK AND HARDWARE SYSTEMS? First let’s think about where we can use Chicago Canvas and Supply’s Ceiling Curtain Track and Hardware System.  With this system, you can manage any environment by creating specific … []

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Sun-Times-Local-TV-Shows-Nov14

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Columnist Michael Sneed recently made mention of 3 TV Series currently being filmed right here in Chicago: “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,”  and “Empire.”  Each of the sets for these TV shows uses fabric from Chicago Canvas & Supply. We have provided … []

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Painters-Canvas-Drop-Cloth

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Finally giving up on old sheets and newspapers for protecting surfaces while painting? Whether you are a professional contractor or a weekend warrior, choosing the correct canvas drop cloth quality can make the difference between success and failure. Most canvas drop … []

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