PE - ansteorran period encampment book

'bella bella3 at
Thu Aug 17 13:33:52 PDT 2000

a closse freind of mine makes tent covers... she uses those 10x20 ready made
pavilions as tents... she uses trigger cloth, and uphostry thread..
if you come of pennsic in the trimarian encampment or gulf wars.. those blue and
yellow thunder tents are hers... the ones at pennsic were about 5 yrs old,
still in good shape but a bit faded, she replaced them last year, because she
had new roofs made...  the trigger is lighter than canvas, last longer, cheaper
[joann's puts it on sale at least once a month] and it comes in nice colors..

Nessa Giddings wrote:

> --- 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.
> Nessa
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