PE - Re: [TENT - Need help hanging my walls]

Cherie Nolan marguerite at
Wed Feb 9 17:18:13 PST 2000

Wendy to hang your walls a really good way to to sew nylon strapping about 6 sixes long, fold them in half, and then sew them  to the top of the walls as you roll hem the
tope edge of the walls. Space them out evenly. Then match this spacing out onto the roof edge as you sew the roll hem sew the same size of strapping to the roof. Put
grommets in all of the strapping taps.  Then take s hooks and clamp them to the top of your wall taps through the grommets. After that all you have to do is hang them up
like a shower curtain. It only takes about 15 minutes to hang them all up and stake them out to the ground. Just make sure you add a rain guard behind the dags so that rain
doesn't blow in. Marguerite

Wendy Freeman/Otte wrote:
> Better late than never!
> A learning experience:
> I NEVER wanted to experience another grommet failure again (image a 10 x 20 x
> 14 high tent, with 3 poles weighing 60lbs each  and 20 side poles coming down
> because 5 grommets failed at the same time...)  So I planned a tent with no
> grommet holes and only 2 lightweight poles.  King Rene's tent, again.
> I used a thick rope around the edge of my tent, going through spaced loops of
> cloth, and made a case for a rope on the tops of each of my walls & doors.
> Then it occurred to me that this would not allow any way for me to hook the
> walls to the roof - so I seamripped a bunch of slots in the wall cases, so
> loops of ropes could be pulled out.  I planned to loop the wall ropes around
> the roop rope.
> It took 4 hours to get it up since I had to feed the ropes through all of
> these casings, plus my slits did not match my roof spaces, causing bunching &
> overlap. But it was nice & weatherproof.  Sigh...
> So I cut pieces of rope the correct size for the wall & door pieces, preset
> the loops, and used a THIRD rope to hook them together.
> Better - only two hours to hook the walls to the roof.  But the wind made the
> walls shift, and the slits and casings still don't match.  However, the wind
> puts very little stress on my tent - it stood up to the annual Lilies War
> windstorm with barely a shrug.
> So, I am considering a number of ways to handle this - from metal hooks to
> readjusting the loops.  My only concern is that it must be done in a way that
> would have been possible in the early Middle Ages.  So buttons are out for me.
>  But the Society rule-of-thumb is if you can't tell the difference from 5 feet
> away, it's period.
> The moral of this story is: if something doesn't work, try something else.
> The tent will usually be sleepable in the interim, if not perfect.
> --Lady Wyllow MacMuireadhaigh
> "Samuel Walters" <agincrt at> wrote:
> > Greetings all Gentles on this list!
> >
> > I am in the process of building my first pavillion (yay!) Basically an
> > approximately 14 ft diameter round (read 10 sided) single pole tent.  I
> > would appreciate some advice on how to hang my walls preferably without
> > having to use a hoop or frame and hopefully without a rope either.  My
> > current idea is to simply sew in a sturdy strip of fabric with button or
> > toggle holes on the inside of the roof behind the dags and corrisponding
> > toggles or buttons on the walls.  I'm hoping that this is a feasable idea
> > and my dear Mumsy (read mother) with gazzillions of years of sewing behind
> > her  (uh don't tell her i said that)  seems to think it is a workable
> > design.
> >
> > Please let me know if you have any alternate suggestions or support for
> this
> > design (I'd really like to hear from people experienced in making period
> > tents although I trust Mumsy, I don't wanna look the fool when I go to set
> > up my new tent..ha ha)
> >
> > Thankyou all in advance for your generous and helpful responses.
> >
> > Yours in our Society,
> >
> > Rhys Goch ap Maelgwn
> > MKA Sam Walters
> >
> >
> >
> >
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