Stage Curtain Top Finishes

There are many different ways when designing stage curtain top finishes and it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. The finish of the drape will affect the performance and functionality of the finished product. We must consider the fullness of the drape, the top finishes, and the side, and bottom finishes.

In this article, we will cover the different stage curtain top finishes for your project.

The top finish of your curtains will vary depending on how you intend to hang them. The top is always reinforced with heavy jute or nylon webbing and may be equipped with grommets and ties. Webbing is used in conjunction with grommets, but ties are good options if you want to hide the pipe from which the curtain is suspended. There are other types of top finishes as shown below.

Please talk to us when you are ready to design your stage curtain valance and our sales team will be happy to discuss your need and assist you.

Below are some examples of the most common standard top finishes

Golf Bag Hooks

Golf Bag Hook

Metal hooks are sewn onto modacrylic or polypropylene tape. The strongest method of fixing drapes to particular types of tracking systems or static lines. These types of hooks are typically sewn into the drape with the top of the hook level with the top of the drape so the hook cannot be seen from the face.

Suitable for a runner with an internal diameter of ≥10mm. Top of hook set 10mm down from top of the drape.

Tab Hook

Tab Hooks

Metal hooks are sewn onto modacrylic or polypropylene tape another strong method of attaching drapes to particular types of tracking systems. Ideal for large drapes.

Set down from header by 25mm. Hook position sat above top of draper by 30mm.

S Hook Twin Hook

S Hook (Twin Hook)

Twin hooks are used when a drape heading utilizes eyelets and gives the option of attaching to the eye of a drape runner or other suspension method. They are manufactured from injection moulded black plastic and are tested to take a load of 4.5kg each.

Set down from header by 25mm. Hook position sat above top of draper by 30mm.

Eyelet & Ties

Eyelet & Ties

Modacrylic or polypropylene tape with 20mm nickel eyelets, typically at 300mm centers. Eyelets can be used in a variety of drapes allowing the simple application or removal of ties, twin hooks, and bungees to the required edges. Side and bottom eyelets allow the tensioning of cycloramas or scrims.

Centre of eyelets set down from the header by 25mm, Other sizes and finishes are available, Black or white ties. optional.

Tie Tape

Ties Tape

The most common finish. A modacrylic or polypropylene tape with 25mm modacrylic tie tapes. A coloured centre tie is standard. A common finish attaching a drape to a fly bar.

As standard, our ties are sewn into the top and bottom of the webbing.

Rufflette Hook

Rufflette Hook

Typically a domestic heading offering a “pencil” pleat finish that can give up to 300% fullness dependant on the fabric used. This style of finish is not suitable for large or heavy drapes.

Spaced every 100mm (every 4th space) on centre point of Rufflette tape.

We also have another type of finish like Wave tape A specialist webbing and precisely placed hooks create uniform ‘waves’ when used with specific track systems.

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If you are looking for a different top finish than the above or want a custom finish as well, we will be happy to help you.

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