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    Tulle snakeskins?

    So I've been reading up on snakeskins and it seems like most people use no-see-um netting which allows some drying. At the same time I see many people prefer tulle as a material for bug netting because it is even lighter than no-see-um.

    Is there some reason that tulle would not be a good choice for snakeskins that I'm missing?

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    Tulle is a great deal more fragile than Noseeum.
    I don't think that the Tulle fabric would hold up to this type of use.

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    I made a long tube (the functional equivalent of snakeskins) from Tulle a while ago, because I came into a pile of it cheap and wanted to see how it would work out. Sewed the edges together using bias tape because the sewing machine dogs tear up tulle all by itself.

    The tube hasn't gotten a lot of use, such use as it has gotten has been with care for storage. Has picked up a couple of snags anyway along the way. Could be useable for a season....low cost, low effort kind of project. Worth a try, but don't be surprised if it picks up a big tear sometime by a mishap with a stick or something.
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    I have a set of Tulle snake skins in use now. They work ok. They tear and get hung up easily. Also not as flexible as other material choices.

    I think they will make it a season or 2 but don't think they will see 3.

    On the plus side they were very cheap to make. Total cost was less than $10 for the set.

    For a low cost snakeskin go for it.

    My next set will be either no-see-um or untreated rip stop.
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    Darn, too weak. That's what I feared.

    Thanks guys.
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    i made a tulle bugsock yesterday, and wondered the same thing. guess I won't bother wasting the tulle.. except what else can I do with tulle??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatjesse View Post
    .. except what else can I do with tulle??
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    Not having alot of sewing/fabric experience I was waiting to see how this thread developed. I suspected tulle was too fragile for "stuff tubes", but what about organza/chiffon? Anyone tried that?
    Last edited by AaronAlso; 09-13-2011 at 11:59. Reason: Typos

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