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Craft show tips requested - painting the tent


#1

Love the idea of painting the tent, especially as I am a mixed media
artist who is moving into the jewlery area. So painting fabric is
right up my alley! Big is too - I’ve done fabric murals that were
over 25’ long! Question though: some of the show prospectii (?) that
I have gotten specify “white” for the canopy. Do you think a painted
white tent would be accepted, or not? Would love to hear what those
of you with lots of show experience think.

I’m also still trying to come up with something cheap but that has a
quality look for an indoor show next weekend that has a 6’ height
limit (which means I can’t use the frame for my EZ up as I had
planned to do). Suggestions anyone?

Thanks!
Beth


#2
    I'm also still trying to come up with something cheap but that
has a quality look for an indoor show next weekend that has a 6'
height limit (which means I can't use the frame for my EZ up as I
had planned to do).  Suggestions anyone? 

My daughter showed me an idea that may work in your situation. It
was a screen made out of fabric and 1/2" beadboard (insulation
board). The fabric had ‘sleeves’ or ‘pockets’ sewn, in which to
insert the foamboard. It was 3 panels, with each panel rounded on
top, with the two side pieces in a lower graduated height. It was
kept upright simply by setting it up, with the end panels set at a
slight angle. The bottom was stapled to the foamboard for neatness.
If made out of washable fabric, the beadboard can be removed for
laundering. I don’t see why this can’t be extended to more panels.
It’s simple and lightweight. Hum-m-m, jewelry could be T-pinned right
to the panels.


#3
         I'm also still trying to come up with something cheap but
that has a quality look for an indoor show next weekend that has a
6' height limit (which means I can't use the frame for my EZ up as
I had planned to do).  Suggestions anyone? 

I replied to this with the portable screen made from beadboard
inserted into fabric sleeves. My daughter corrected me:

“I think the instructions I had used lightweight foamboard (like
framing stores sell). You might suggest a home fabrics store for the
fabric. Home fabrics stores are the stores that sell material for
home decorating, rather than clothing or quilts. They usually have
wide lengths of cotton, chenille, jacquard, tapestry, cotton batting,
braided trims and even velvets for cheaper than most fabric stores. I
can get 50-60” wide jacquards for about $5-7 a yard. (That’s about
1/2-1/3 of the cost of the same material at JoAnns Fabric store.)"