What do I need ...?

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What do I need ...?

Postby mamapup » 07 Dec 2014, 21:34

I want to buy a piece of material that we can use as a parachute , you know the ones they wave around at baby classes, and as a den covering. I have no idea what to look for on line, or even what to call what it is I am after.

Advice?
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Re: What do I need ...?

Postby RedRum » 07 Dec 2014, 23:32

I think you just want silk, you could dye it any colour you like I guess. Although amazon sell play parachutes, some are pretty reasonably priced http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw ... v3sd12eq_b
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Re: What do I need ...?

Postby Gizmo » 08 Dec 2014, 10:11

My friend got an old sail from ebay really cheap and used that. Very sturdy.
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Re: What do I need ...?

Postby BLTMama » 08 Dec 2014, 13:31

The material is called ripstop nylon or just ripstop (well, in the US anyway -- then again, flannel is called terrycloth in the US so maybe that's not as helpful as I think it is!).
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Re: What do I need ...?

Postby robyn » 08 Dec 2014, 14:11

It's ripstop here in the uk too.
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Re: What do I need ...?

Postby robyn » 08 Dec 2014, 14:13

And you can call flannel terry towelling here - old fashioned nappys are called terry nappies!
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Re: What do I need ...?

Postby mamapup » 08 Dec 2014, 19:05

Excellent, thanks.
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