Muslin F.R.

Muslin is a loosely-woven unbleached or white cotton fabric produced from carded cotton yarn. It became very popular at the end of the 18th century in France. It has wide theatrical, video production and photographic applications. It is often used to make sewing patterns, theater sets and to mask the background of sets to establish mood or feel of different scenes.

It receives paint well and, if treated properly, can be made translucent and comes in flame retardant varieties. It also holds dyes very well. It is often used to create night time scenes because when it is dyed, it often gets a wavy look with the color varying slightly, such that it resembles a night sky. Muslin shrinks after it is painted, but it is widely used because it makes an excellent painting surface.

In video production, muslin can be used as a cheap greenscreen or bluescreen, either precolored or painted with latex paint (diluted with water). It is commonly used as a background for the chroma key technique.

In photography, Muslin is the most common backdrop material used by photographers for formal portrait backgrounds. These backdrops are usually painted, most often with an abstract mottled pattern. F.R.

 These items are sold in 50 yard bolts only.

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