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    I have a tulle bugnet, material from JoAnns. Works great and haven't had any snagging/tearing problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Tulle is made from a variety of different content fabrics. It is available in different densities from different manufacturers. You may have a very different tulle than I have gotten.
    That makes sense...I have a camo pattern from Hancock Fabrics. It did feel more durable than the kind with sparkles on it...
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    I made one...

    bugnet out of tulle. When purchasing the material at Hancock I didn't ask questions about weight/cost, just hefted it an chose what felt to me the lightest.
    Spontaneous question to the clerk-can you glue this stuff. She asked if it was to get wet=waterproof glue.
    So measured the ridgeline of the hammock and then cut the tulle to a bit beyond that length.
    Then laid it out of the floor and used walmart plastic shopping bags to keep it off the floor so it wouldn't stick when gluing.
    Folded a crease and glue a foot, then no glue for a foot, then glued a foot, and so on.
    Then used an arrow shaft and nock minus blazers(fletchings) to push zing-it through the channel.
    Then strung it up gathered end to gathered end and trimmed an arc following the lines of the hammock sock.
    Last step was to spray the bugnet with permethryn.
    Whole project took 30 mins.
    Since the sock only has one side opening the bugnet only drapes on that side.

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    Check the material... if it's nylon, it's likely the fragile stuff that the RamblinRev talked about. The Polyester stuff is much more durable. . . Ikea has it in their kid's bedding area. You can get 2 large panels for $8, but it's white. (takes $5 spray dye quite well)

    Also, the camo "Fashion Tulle" from Joann's (like Mad, and others have mentioned) is similar, and strong. I've used it in several hammocks with great success. (but I don't have no-see-ums!)

    YMMV.

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    I made one from Walmart tulle. 97 cents a yard. Super cheap. It hates velcro and will rip easy. but it works out fine.

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    I have a Papasmurf Tulle bug sock and have used it for over 3 years now without one single issue (well over a hundred uses)!

    So to those who say it's fragile at what point does it fail? Like I've said in many other threads mine is over 3 years old now with well over a hundred uses and not one single issue. If you wish to know what it's made out of (nylon, poly, fairydust, Dutchs beard hair) contact PapaSmurf and I'm sure he'll tell you.

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    The Tulle I use is 100% Nylon.
    Here is the source if anybody is interested in getting some for themselves.
    http://www.tulledirect.com/acatalog/...ide-black.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    The Tulle I use is 100% Nylon.
    Here is the source if anybody is interested in getting some for themselves.
    http://www.tulledirect.com/acatalog/...ide-black.html
    I have come to realize that anything can be obtained on the internet, but some things still amaze me. Now who would set up a website, just to sell TULLE?
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