used frayed shade cloth is just that.......rotten, moopy...don't bother
We have used shade cloth going on about 6 years. Cut a 2" wide strip of poly tarp and a 8" wide strip. Hem / fold the shade cloth once around the 2" strip. Fold both edges of the 8" strip to the center making 4" wide. (cross section looks like a used staple) Fold this down the center making double thick 2" wide "V" shape. Put the shaded cloth wrapped 2" strip in the "V". Zig zag stitch the crap out of it.
Build up is:
2 layers poly tarp, shade cloth, poly tarp, shade cloth,2 layers poly tarp.
put in 3/8 or 1/2 inch grommets about 18" apart.
This has held up to multiple whiteout dust storms with 40 -50 mph winds and 6 years on playa. No rips, tears or pulled out grommets
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