PE - ansteorran period encampment book

Nessa Giddings nessaofthelox at
Thu Aug 17 13:21:52 PDT 2000

--- Cherie Nolan <marguerite at> wrote:
> Nessa what is the material you are using to make
> your tents. I have made about many with different
> types of materials and have never had them tear in
> very high winds and
> have not had any tent tear at the seams or from the
> thread breaking. I had one customer tear his tent at
> an event we was at.  But he had talk to me about
> four hours before
> the storm and told me that he not been taking care
> on it. It molded and dry rot really bad the strange
> thing was when it tore it ran across the front of
> the tent and across
> three seams. the seams was still intact and the
> material along the edge of the seam was still ok.
> This was a plain canvas tent so the dry rot and mold
> was understandable.
> But if you use to light of thread then the seam will
> spilt apart. If you double roll flat the seam and
> use a heavy thread and sew the seam twice once on
> each side. Then
> your tent should never have problems coming apart or
> tearing. I was wondering if you are using a really
> light weight material that was causing this problem?
> Marguerite   

I have never had this problem. I just had someone
point out that it could be a problem, and I never
thought of it before so I thought I would mention it.
You never know. Alot of people I have met have used
very light cotton or other fabric for their tents. It
was just an idea.

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