Finding seamless muslin to use for photography backdrops or to dye for photography backgrounds is a bit tricky depending on your location in the world.Here is my resource collection of online retailers to help you find places anyone can order seamless muslin or canvas at least 10′ wide.
I’ve dyed canvas before and it sure was a learning experience but in the end I ordered canvas backgrounds from B&H Photo Video instead of making any more. Many people are far more creatively inclined or have specific needs – this resource is for you.
Leave a comment if I’m missing any killer resources or online muslin or canvas retailers.
DIY Seamless Muslin Resources
Muslin is typically cheaper than canvas – muslin is a lighter fabric and can be crinkled for effect – making it easier to store than canvas which must be rolled.
Raw 10′ Seamless Natural Cotton Muslin – $5.95/yard
You can get raw 10 ft wide Seamless Natural Muslin, 100% Cotton for $5.95/yard from Background Artistry – the makers of the amazing Zachary and Babycakes photo backdrops.
Black 10′ Seamless Black Muslin – $26/yard
You can get black 10 ft wide Seamless Muslin for $26/yard from Background Artistry – the makers of the amazing Zachary and Babycakes photo backdrops.
Natural 10′ Muslin (125″) Seamless Fabric – $5.50/yard
You can order 125″ Seamless Muslin fabric from OnlineFabricStore.net for $5.50/yard
Variety of Muslin Styles – $5 to $15/yard
Chicago Canvas Supply has a number of different Muslin options including flame retardant muslin, natural, bleached photo gray, light blue, heavy, light or medium weight. All at very reasonable per yard prices ranging from $5 – $14/yd for 10′ wide seamless.
DIY Wide Seamless Canvas Online Resources
Canvas is much heavier than muslin. Muslin often has a transparent quality about it if you get it too light weight. Canvas typically needs to be stored in rolls to keep from wrinkling.
Raw 10′ Seamless Natural Canvas – $17.50/yard
You can get raw 10 ft wide Seamless Natural Canvas, 100% Cotton, 12oz weight for $17.50/yard from Background Artistry – the makers of the amazing Zachary and Babycakes photo backdrops.
Black 10′ Seamless Ultra Black Light Absorbing Canvas – $26/yard
You can get ultra black 10 ft wide Seamless Theater Light Absorbing Canvas for $26/yard from Background Artistry – the makers of the amazing Zachary and Babycakes photo backdrops.
Variety of Muslin tyles – $18 to $22/yard
Chicago Canvas Supply has natural canvas rolls 10′ in light weight (11.5 oz) and mid weight (14.75 oz). Prices ranging from $18 – $22/yd for 10′ wide seamless rolls.
More Options (at Higher Price Points)
Since it’s always nice to have options and to put into perspective how reasonable the above prices are.