Sewing the Canvas and Installing the Stove

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Sewing the canvas was both fun and terrifying. We ordered 150 yards of canvas from Traders of Tamerlane (http://www.tradersoftamerlane.com/) who shipped it to us on two 3-foot rolls.

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Rolling out the canvas

We used an intense industrial sewing machine to sew the canvas. Never before have I seen a sewing machine with half a horse’s worth of power. I was afraid of sewing my fingers to our walls, so I was thankful that Mike did all the sewing.

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Starting to sew

An overwhelming amount of fabric

An overwhelming amount of fabric

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Trying it on for size

It took a couple week of sewing to get it all sewn together.

Sewing late into the night requires good food, drink, and friends

Sewing late into the night

Stuffing the roof canvas through the tono required a few extra pairs of hands

Stuffing the roof canvas through the tono required a few extra pairs of hands

The roof was just about finished at this point

The roof was just about finished at this point

Mike needed a break from sewing, so he and a friend of ours decided to install our stove (a 400kg Rayburn).

The tractor has come in handy more than a few times throughout the building of the yurt

The tractor has come in handy

The yurt started to feel like a reality once the canvas was up.

Our little circus tent

Our little circus tent

Up next:  Sewing the wool felt

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