PE - ansteorran period encampment book
valkyrie at direct.ca
Thu Aug 17 15:12:14 PDT 2000
Small bit of advice on "waterproof" canvas.... mine was supposed to be that.
But fortunately for me I heeded the advice of a friend who's ex used to be a
camping outfitter....Her advice....always take a tarp..so I bought one before I
headed out. Looowwww and behold it rained as we set up the yurt for the
..and got rain came down harder shortly after it was set up....and the so
waterproofing..which wasa light green....made nice little puddles in some
parts of the tarp.
When I got home and saw my friend..I gave her a big hug..and a bigger thank
So ware anyone saying your canvas is waterproof.....and I will be
company that sold me the canvas
May your tent be dry :)
Cerridwen Maelwedd/Cold Keep
>I now make the tents I sell and my own out of polyester and vinyl back it
>doesn't mold, fade, like canvas and is waterproof not resistant. I have a
>bolt and a half of
>canvas that is water treated, and I am not using it any more in making
>tents. If some one wants to buy it I will sell it to them for the whole
>sell price that I purchased
>it for plus the shipping cost that it will take to get it to them. It is
>natural cotton that is treated while manufactured with canvas. If
>interested let me know and give
>me a number . I will call you there is enough to make two medium size
>tents or one large one. Marguerite
> > a closse freind of mine makes tent covers... she uses those 10x20 ready
> > 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,
> > [joann's puts it on sale at least once a month] and it comes in nice
> > 'bella
> > Nessa Giddings wrote:
> > > --- Cherie Nolan <marguerite at ih2000.net> 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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>marguerite at ih2000.net
>4260 Arthur Lane
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