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    Hobby Lobby had theirs on CLEARANCE.... $2 per yd. so I snatched it all up. I even ended up with PURPLE YUCH!! but I got it all so I could practice hammock and stuffsack making... Im getting pretty good. I think I am about to make a real hammock and order a set of whoopie slings for it. I jsut need a better product for the bug netting.

    I used my wife's teule (sp) left over from our wedding that she used to make her veil and it is not as durable as I had expected.

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    Tulle is not as good as chiffon is for bugnet alternatives. For one thing it is stiffer than chiffon as it is intended for veils and poofy accessories. (poofy is a technical fashionista term in case you want to know ) Chiffom is much softer, drapes better and is more manageable. It also has smaller mesh openings than most tulle.
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    I'll have to check another hobby lobby, i didn't see any at the local one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Tulle is not as good as chiffon is for bugnet alternatives. For one thing it is stiffer than chiffon as it is intended for veils and poofy accessories. (poofy is a technical fashionista term in case you want to know ) Chiffom is much softer, drapes better and is more manageable. It also has smaller mesh openings than most tulle.
    SMALLER opening than teule... WOW.... Gotta get some Chiffon now.... Thank you for the tip!

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    OKay

    I went to Joann's Fabrics and they had two types of nylon:
    "Ripstop" and "Sport" Nylon
    they did not list the weight (1.1 or 1.9)

    So ny question is this...

    Is tere a way to visibly distinguish the 1.1 and the 1.9 ripstop?

    The sport did feel thicker and was made differently. it did not have the grid type of stitching.

    Could this have been the 1.9?

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    The "grid" is what makes rip stop rip stop. Those thicker threads are supposed to stop the rip from continuing.

    If there's no grid, it's not rip stop.

    Short of having known samples of 1.1 and 1.9, a newcomer to fabric may be hard pressed to know what's what without proper labeling. I'm always surprised with how little information is supplied at a fabric store.

    Last I knew (and I've not checked lately) Jo-Ann's had, at least online, "Sport" ripstop. It was type 6 (lower quality), not 66 (higher quality).

    If it's a first project, most anything at Jo-Anns will do the job. If you really want to know what you're making your hammock with - you'll probably have to buy online unless you have a "real" fabric shop nearby.

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    All that said - the "ripstop" from Jo-Anns will likely work just fine.
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    In the "ripstop" the grid looked like a lot of big squares and the "sport" nylon had no large squares, but was thicker and looked like there was no fraying on the edges and the "ripstop" had some minor fraying on the edges.

    Now that I think about it the SPORT was not listed as "rip stop" Hmmmm.....

    So now there is the simple question of the weight. Is the 1.9 and I have already made a few hammocks (testing methods and techniques) and they have all held up my 190lb weight so I should be good since I don't plan on having more than 200 lbs in there with me and my clothes.

    If it all should work, sclittlefield (and thanks for chiming in) then why do folks harp on the 1.9 verses the 1.1 so much in the forums?

    I would appreciate your thoughts.

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    I'd have to see the specific harping to comment more effectively, but...

    1.1 (30d) ripstop will stretch more for a heftier fella than 1.9 (70d). If it's quality 1.1 it should hold 200lbs without issue, with average stretching (nylon stretches... that's what it does). 1.9 would hold a lot more.

    1.1 will weigh less. That's the selling point on it. If you're an ultralight backpacker, you want to cut out as much weight as possible.
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    Thank you for that.

    So either one will work for us. Cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    I'd have to see the specific harping to comment more effectively, but...

    1.1 (30d) ripstop will stretch more for a heftier fella than 1.9 (70d). If it's quality 1.1 it should hold 200lbs without issue, with average stretching (nylon stretches... that's what it does). 1.9 would hold a lot more.

    1.1 will weigh less. That's the selling point on it. If you're an ultralight backpacker, you want to cut out as much weight as possible.

    I just took a close look at my Hennessy and it looks like it is made out of the same nylon that Joann's sells as "Sport" Nylon. I know it doesn't mean much, but I think that tomorrow I am going to take my Hennessy up there and compare the fabric. It LOOKS like the same stuff so I need to feel it and compare side-by-side.

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