An Austrian Curtain is fabricated as one piece and consists of multiple rows of scallops or swag. It is shirred along the top to provide a certain amount of horizontal fullness which determines the depth of each scallop. The scallops in turn can be created by shirring the fabric vertically along each row. Shirring provides small tight scallops. This combinations of vertical and horizontal fullness creates a very rich and dramatic effect.
An Austrian is typically rigged fly out in one piece or it may to gather up by means of cable running through rings sewn vertically to the back of the curtain along a predetermined number of lift lines. This is useful when there is no fly space.
Our ViaWinch is a prefect example of a automation solutions for an Austrian Curtain. You can incorporate a Standard (10) Lift Line Clew and easily operate a beautiful Austrian in your space.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to materials used for an Austrian Curtain. We have made them out of standard Velour, sheers, and satins, but have also made them out of RIBBONS and SILICON TUBING!
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Has anyone seen their Lighting & Sound America magazine yet?
Check out “People Worth Knowing” on the page 107.. our very own President is a “person worth knowing”.
Read the digital edition online today!
Recently we worked with Set Designer Scott Pask on a fun project for O’Keeffe Shoes. We used Digitally Printed Flag Cloth Panels that attached to his “set” with flexible magnet strips.
The result was an easy to set up booth with an incredible feel and lots of character- a “perfect fit”.
iWeiss is excited about our partnership with Century Aviation on the restoration of a United States Marine Corps F-18 fighter jet that responded to 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Check out this video on the removal of that aircraft from the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. Century Aviation will complete the restoration in Wenatchee, Washington, followed by the design to support the re-installation of the jet. See if you can iSpy iWeiss and our project manager Russ Dusek.
The Calamari Sisters have been singing and cooking on tour since 2008 and we’re proud to have been part of the various series installments. While the pictures below show the “Baby Shower” Austrian built two years ago, we are already fabricating a new 50’w x 25’h Austrian and matching traveler panels for the “Italian Wedding” installment beginning February 20 in Philadelphia, PA. See if they’re touring to a venue near you!
When artist Meg Brown Payson sent an email to our info box, our Vice President Jennifer Tankleff, jumped on the chance to work with her. The inquiry was for exhibition work that would translate her paintings to much larger textiles. Possibly a tapestry and/or a rug.
The initial images were stunning and we quickly went to work, starting with samples of various fabrics, then printing her artwork for color matching, to the final product for her new exhibition Chiasm: New Work by Meg Brown Payson in the McCoy Gallery at Merrimack College, North Andover Massachusetts.
Once again proving that art can be a collaborative effort – a theatrical solution in the making!