Finally re-found my password for this blog.
OK I have finshed the tent, but its been so long ago I kind of forgot alot of the process I did to make it. So instead I share a picture and some thoughts on the tent.
The tent worled out perfectly. Its just tall enough to stand up in and change clothing. and wide enough that I can stretch out to sleep in as long as I am next to the pole. The pole was made out of 4″ PVC pipe cut to legth with silver pillar candle holders on both ends to be super fabulous. The pole was painted blue to match the details. I also have a kufi poem written around the bottom of the tent. I dont have the transcribed version in front of me but to paraphrase. Drama is meaningless, your rank is pointless, we are all meat puppets, and tomorrow this will all be over…. or something like that. Works for an SCA motto for sure.
Also finally figured out how to close the door in a period manner on these tents. A picture I had already had posted on this project had the loop and grommet method of fastening already shown.
The loops get threaded through the grommet directly across from the loop. The llop then hangs just long enough to have the next loop threaded through the upper loop and then through the grommet… repeat ad nauseum. It makes for a seem that is shut very tight with no massive gapping holes that normal toggel or tie methods have. Trust me it works great.
Thats it. Next tent on the horizon will most likely be a Chinese/Tibetan Maikhan style tent. I have a stupid awesome idea to make the applique work without any of that annoying sewing.