What is velour? Find out with this complete guide to velour theater fabrics.

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Check out your complete guide to velour theater fabrics. Find out common uses and compare stage curtains.

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Fabrics for Theater Production Budget

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Don’t Forget These Line Items in This Year’s Theatre Budget! Another new year, is here which means it’s time to take a close look at your theatre production budget. According to a National Arts Journalism Program study on theatre budgets, physical production costs can make up 10-20% of your production budget, depending on the size. […]

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Drop Cloth Upholstery 101

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Drop cloth is a versatile fabric that can be used for countless home and DIY projects. But did you know that painter’s drop cloth is also an ideal fabric for upholstery? We’ll show you why drop cloth upholstery has been so popular over the past few years, plus offer a few ways to upholster your [...]

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Here’s Everything you need to Know Cycloramas are used in virtually every form of theater, television, media, broadcast media, and photography productions. If you want to create an illusion of a sky, open space, distance, or simply add special effects to your set, creating a cyclorama is key to achieving the illusion. Whether you are […]

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Chicago Canvas & Supply is proud to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer awareness month. Throughout the month of October, CCS will be running a promotion to help spread awareness for breast cancer research, prevention, and education. 10% of all sale proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. […]

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Scenic Design - Ann Davis

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Name: Ann Davis Occupation: Production Manager/Technical Director at Theatre at the Center. Ann Davis, Production Manager & Technical Director at Theatre at the Center, is well-renowned in her industry for her passion to create true works of art with set designs.

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Tips-on-Creating-a-Stage-Flat

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Stage and set design is an art form. Whether it’s for a professional Broadway show, or your local high school production, it’s the job of the set design team to find a way to transport you from the stage to another land. The tricky part is creating scenery that captures your imagination and can also […]

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Ideas for breaking up indoor and outdoor space with room divider curtains

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Room Divider Curtains are one of the most versatile items one can purchase. With only a curtain, you can add style to a room, create privacy, hide unsightly areas, control light and more. Here are some ideas on how you can break up space with divider curtains.

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Understanding-cotton-duck-classifications

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What is Cotton Duck? Cotton duck is a handy and versatile woven cotton canvas fabric. Also known as duck cloth, duck canvas, or natural canvas, cotton duck is known for its durability and has historically been used for a diverse range of heavy-duty applications, including boat sails and work clothing.  With a variety of types […]

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5-Handmade-Holiday-Gift-Ideas

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5 Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Handmade gifts come from the heart. They’re unique, memorable and affordable. With the holiday season drawing near, here are 5 easy DIY holiday gift ideas for you to wow your loved ones with.

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