Should window curtains in a theatrical setting be lined?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Curtain Options, Fabric Options

Common in school, church, or gymnatorium-type theatres, outside windows can pose a real problem when it comes to the enjoyment of a show. You may be wondering how to best handle this situation. What fabric should the curtains be made of? Should the curtains be lined? Lined with what? The decision on whether or not to line window curtains in a theatrical setting depends on several factors, including the fabric type used and the color of the curtain. Here are some major...

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Fabric Selection

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Fabric Options

Fabric Selection

Are you a theatrical dealer helping customers choose stage curtains? Or, are you just looking into purchasing new stage curtains for your theatre? This is a very helpful video which helps explain the differences between all the fabrics available, and helps you understand which fabrics you should use for different spaces. BellaTEX Dealer Training Fabric Selection...

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Cotton vs. Synthetic Fabric

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Fabric Options

Cotton vs. Synthetic Fabric

“What is the difference between cotton and synthetic fabric?” All fabrics can be divided into two main categories: Cotton or Synthetic. Until about 15 years ago, stage curtains were all made of cotton. But when synthetic fabric came along, the possibilities for stage curtains were obvious and since then synthetics have been the preferred fabric for use in theatres. One primary difference between cotton and synthetics is flame retardancy. Cottons have been...

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Woven vs. Knitted Fabric

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Fabric Options

Woven vs. Knitted Fabric

“What’s the difference, and can you mix the two on one stage set?” It is quite common to mix fabrics within one set of curtains. Normally the front set (grand drape and valance) will be woven while the rear set (borders, mid-draw, rear-draw, legs) will be knitted. This makes sense when you consider that woven velours are more expensive than knitted velours, and you want the front set of curtains to look as nice as possible. ¬†Especially since rear setting...

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