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verslindy
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Tent

Post by verslindy » Tue May 22, 2012 10:24 am

Hi guys

I have a dream....

I wanna make a saxon tent myself, but have a hard time finding the right affordable fabric.

Does anybody have some pointers fabric-wise. Do I have to use special tent fabric, or is a heavy cotton okay after waxing it by hand? Or does anyone know a polyester fabric that looks authentic (like the saxon tent of Woads).

Cindy
Cindy

Nelleke
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Re: Tent

Post by Nelleke » Thu May 24, 2012 5:06 pm

Hey Cin!
I already made a few viking tents myself. We used just cotton. When you don't touch the fabric it stays waterproof. If you want more information, just pm me cause in dutch I can do a better explanation... ;-)
Thijs did make his own vikingtents as well. But he used some kinds of sail-sheeting...... Its waterproof but not historical correct.

DOEI

Nicky
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Re: Tent

Post by Nicky » Fri May 25, 2012 8:00 am

I think the Vikings were more likely to have had sailcloth than cotton :P
Looking forward to see the results!

Nicky

Jelle
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Re: Tent

Post by Jelle » Sat May 26, 2012 7:39 am

what you could do to make any cloth more waterresistant is rub a candle over it, it's a trick for semi-waterproofing clothing, but it should work with a tent as well.

verslindy
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Re: Tent

Post by verslindy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:40 pm

Mmm still pondering. It also depends a little on Bianca, she know someone with a design I love:
It's a saxon geteld with the opening on the front! So a lot more seeming than a viking tent.
Cindy

Jelle
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Re: Tent

Post by Jelle » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:54 pm

i like the way it's only friends around here, still talk in english. :P

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