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GG-Knows-Textile-Dictionary

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Meet GG, one of the beloved founders of Chicago Canvas & Supply. Although she’s no longer with us, her vast knowledge of industry terminology lives on in this textile dictionary! Each month, we’ll pull from GG’s personal collection of terms—don’t miss out by subscribing to our blog over on the right-hand side of this webpage. […]

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Fabric Scrap Projects – Ultimate List – Ideas – Tutorials

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Anyone that works with fabric knows there are always a LOT of scraps. Why throw them away? Instead, save them, store them and take them out on a rainy day for some fun projects. This ultimate list of fabric scrap projects has a bunch of ideas to get your imagination going. Have something to add [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Fabric Care - Muslin - Tarpaulins - Cotton

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Keep your fabrics in good condition with the proper care. Get the tips you need on all types of fabric care with Chicago Canvas & Supply’s ultimate guide.

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How to Choose Your Portrait Background; Picking the Best Portrait Backdrop

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Need a portrait backdrop? Find out which fabric to use for your portrait backgrounds based on your environment, project and budget.

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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

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

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

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

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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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

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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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

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

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

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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