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Martin Field 116/05/2018 22:10:55
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Thanks, Ray. I'm assuming the stretching along a batten is done just while you bend the hem and iron in the wonder web? I imagine it would be a bit difficult to include a bit of wood on the sewing machine<G>

We have a sample of cambric coming to see if it's suitable for the sails. It's coming from a fabric supplier, not a model boat supplier!

Cheers,

Martin

Ray Wood 216/05/2018 22:15:55
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Hi Martin

Egyptian cotton is good if you can find some, mine is washed in Terracotta Dylon cold water dye in the washing machine with salt, works like a charm

Regards Ray

you only need the batten when hand stitching to tension the cloth.

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Kip Woods16/05/2018 23:06:29
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Posted by Ray Wood 2 on 16/05/2018 22:15:55:

Hi Martin

Egyptian cotton is good if you can find some, mine is washed in Terracotta Dylon cold water dye in the washing machine with salt, works like a charm

Regards Ray

 Dunelm do Egyptian cotton sheets, a couple of our club members have used these on their gaff rigged boats.

http://www.dunelm.com/product/5a-fifth-avenue-egyptian-cotton-300-thread-count-cream-fitted-sheet-1000093461#Colour%20Group=Natural&Bedding%20Size=Single

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Martin Field 117/05/2018 00:21:45
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Thanks, gents.

We have a Dunelm Mill shop in our nearby town. I'll see what the Cambric is like when the sample arrives, but I like the idea of Egyptian cotton. It's what everybody tells you to look for.

Thanks for the clarification on the batten, Ray. My wife had also heard of wonder web and explained the running stitch for the bolt rope.

We'll get there in the end. Many thanks for the tips, etc.

Cheers,

Martin

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