sewing sounds fun Rick
For what it's worth, I Rob Dawson, am interested in sewing my own hammock gear and making kayaks/canoes, skin on frame, again lots of sewing.....
In fact I have become so intrigued with the idea of sewing my own gear, that i plan on making lots.
there are lots of things i need (OK, would really like) and sewing my own will give me the satisfaction that I have made it myself. I truly believe the time spent on creating things is time well spent. Much nicer than a store bought item.
for example, my children go to a Waldorf Steiner school... point is in grade 3, they knit hats as part of their handy craft lessons. I have been wearing one my son Aron made for the last two winters, i get laughed at because it looks a bit strange, not so good color combinations and he was not knitted evenly. But it was made by someone special to me and with love and I would not trade that for any store bought, mass produced hat!
I guess i am old fashioned with this attitude towards homemade gear/items... well, enough of this gibberish, have to get out and finish the cob oven i am building with the kids so we can make even better bread and pizzas...
At 12:21 AM 5/31/03 +0000, you wrote:
No appology needed... I just wish I could get more of the XY members
of this group interested in the little bit of sewing necessary to do
I am going to switch to noseeum for now anyway... I really did not
like that wet feeling early in the AM from absorbed moisture.
I have tried cutting nylon and other fraying fabrics several ways. I
keep coming back to a method I learned while making skin on frame
kayaks... A cheap wood handled steak knife (or cheese knife) heated
about a half inch from the pointly end to dull red with a propane
I have found that almost all "plastic" fabrics need to be cut this
way (nylons, polyester) with the major exceptions being silnylon and
Have fun sewing.
--- In email@example.com, rosaleen43@a... wrote:
> Cool! Pardon me for "profiling." I don't expect most men to know
> fabrics. Guys in auto parts stores didn't usually expect me to
have a clue
> about which part I'd need. We can all feel the pinch, I guess.
> Keep us posted as to whether or not you want to switch to no-see-um
> dog days of summer. There have been nights I was tempted to take
> screens because they impede airflow.
> Try "cutting" the chiffon with a quick pass with a hot soldering
> the edge with a metal rule, or one that you don't mind damage to
> > From: "Rick" <geoflyfisher@y...>
> > Subject: Re: Chiffon instead of noseeum as bug net
> > The stuff is very sheer. It was labeled chiffon in WalMart -
> > polyester. Very lightweight, much lighter in feel than noseeum.
> > seems very strong! I have used it for more than a week of
> > and had no problem with snags, tearing, or other problems. Only
> > problem I had was that it needs to have its edge seared, unlike
> > noseeum which does not need this treatment.
> > Rick
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, rosaleen43@a... wrote:
> > >Rick-
> > >
> > >Do you really mean "chiffon," or could you be talking about a
> > nylon net
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