So I have a DIY hammock (gathered end) and underquilt done. My next project is going to be a cat-cut tarp. I'm going to make it similar to the Speer "Winter Tarp".
I'm considering using grosgrain ribbon on all the edges and possibly even down the ridgeline and I'm interested in comments some of you folks with tarp experience might have on that.
My thought is that the grosgrain will stretch less than a simple hem and you'd be able to pull it tight and put less stress on fabric. I'm OK with the extra few ounces (I paddle/portage not pure hiking).
Is there a chance that if I trim it all (ridgeline included) that will make it harder to get taught (i.e. fabric stretched by wind etc, ribbing not)?