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douglas ray

Locale: Olympic Peninsula
Adding Mosquito Net on 03/31/2007 20:33:04 MDT Print View

I am planning to modify my Hex 3 with a 12in skirt of Nanosium netting. I am wondering what kind of thread would be most appropriate and if anyone has any advice. My sewing skills are rather rough and mostly with my hands but a friend has volunteered here machine and some more experience than I have. But neither one of us has worked with silnylon before. Also, does anyone have any ideas about how to create some closure at the door?

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Adding Mosquito Net on 04/01/2007 13:30:09 MDT Print View

Take Shire's TarpTent instructions and apply them to your Hex. It should be enough of a rough idea to get you through.

Henry Shires TarpTent instructions

You'll want to use a polyester thread which won't rot when wet. Most of the MYOGheads here on BPL recommend Gutermann brand polyester thread.

Edited by sharalds on 04/01/2007 13:30:44 MDT.

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
door on 04/02/2007 17:55:31 MDT Print View

you could bring the netting to the door zipper then have some really skinny or cut length-wise velcro to bring the two pieces togehter.