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    Senior Member arimuse's Avatar
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    OK, I have to make the canvas top to a metal framed gazebo (very involved story here!) anyway, I need to sew it with a very specialized thread. (ok, aside here - my life in a nutshell: when I really really need something or info, and I say it outloud, within 3 days I get a "reply". )
    So, knowing I needed to sew this last night I wondered outloud what thread I could use. In my email today, in a link, in a sewing/craft newsletter there was an hr utube showing how to make an outdoor awning for a window, I clicked it and in 20 mins in they named the ONLY thread that will not rot in the sun or rain!
    Its called Tanura, thats how they say it, dont know if its how its spelled.
    Does anyone know what this is(how to spell it)? or how it sews? and if it takes special needles?? Has anyone used this stuff? Thanks for any info you all have, sharet

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    i can look when i get home to see if that's what i have. i bought it for making a hamock, it's called some kind of out door thread BUT>>>> it's very heavy AND it's coated with wax or something so i did not try it.

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    J0`Ann's has some not sure of the
    name -but back by the outdoor canvas is a UV specialty thread. I bought Fire Resistant thread to sew a neck /face cover for my nephew for his race suit was on the same sort of thread, heavy textured just used a jean needle I've redone three awning tops plus a few pillow cushions over last couple years and fixed -patched a winter cover for a 45 foot RV. Talk about a challenge Good luck :)

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    Senior Member arimuse's Avatar
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    Kathy, oh, rats, Im not running anything like that thru my machine. I guess I can hand sew it - Ive hand sewn worse- I just use small pliers to pull the needle, lol.

    and, Didnt even think about joanns! duh! thanks both of you

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    there is a Coats and Clark outdoor thread, uv protected. use a large needle and don't sew fast......used it to make outdoor chair cushions for my patio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arimuse
    OK, I have to make the canvas top to a metal framed gazebo (very involved story here!) anyway, I need to sew it with a very specialized thread. (ok, aside here - my life in a nutshell: when I really really need something or info, and I say it outloud, within 3 days I get a "reply". )
    So, knowing I needed to sew this last night I wondered outloud what thread I could use. In my email today, in a link, in a sewing/craft newsletter there was an hr utube showing how to make an outdoor awning for a window, I clicked it and in 20 mins in they named the ONLY thread that will not rot in the sun or rain!
    Its called Tanura, thats how they say it, dont know if its how its spelled.
    Does anyone know what this is(how to spell it)? or how it sews? and if it takes special needles?? Has anyone used this stuff? Thanks for any info you all have, sharet
    I got my thread from the same place they sold the sunbrella fabric I bought. Don't remember the name, but they knew what I needed and had it. It is a much thicker thread and you will be winding a lot of bobbins as a result. So, make the bobbins first and the sewing will seem to go faster.

    ali

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