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    Thank you very much. I am using what I think might be chiffon. Got it from Walmart something like 6 years ago. I have looked into organza and there are a few threads where others have been successful with it but I can't find it at a decent price. I did a lot of price checking on my first DIY hammock at the beginning of this year and I was able to get no-see-um for $3.?? a yd and organza was closer to the $7.99-$8 a yd range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    ... Still going with organza though. That stuff is bombproof! ...
    Pip,

    I have 2 questions about the organza.
    1. Where do you get it.
    2. Are the openings small enough to keep out no-see-ums?
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    Hey Mike! You're in luck! It's on sale right now at Hancock's: organdy

    I love it because it's not netting, it's a sheer fabric (easier to sew). And NOTHING can get through it (except a bear) Maybe you can see from the enlarged view of the item above that it is sheer fabric, not netting. It weighs less than no-see-um netting, too. Black is the easiest to see through. "Shiny" is not sparkly.

    At another fabric store, look for 100% nylon organza or organdy, although you might find 100% polyester organza or organdy. That would be good too. If you're Donald Trump, you could buy 100% silk organza; but I would advise against 100% cotton organza. It's not suited for outdoor use. Good luck!
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    Thank's Pip!
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    Chiffon is fabulous for drapy, flowing items like wedding dresses and lightweight sheer curtains. But those very qualities make it problematic, IMO for bug net. It sags and droops and won't hold its shape worth squat. If you don't mind that then go for it. Tulle is IMO too stiff to work nicely. It can be very fragile as well. This is not to say that people don't use them. Some folks have had very good luck with both. I prefer the organza if I am going to use a bug net substitute. It is kind of in the middle of the two others. But if you want bug net that really behaves like bug net... you can't beat the real thing. The nice thing about DIY is you get to play around and see what you really can live with and what will send you up the wall.
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