Soldier’s Tents

That’s what we call them.  They could also be called mini geteldt’s.

Here’s a picture of the three we made so my kids could each have their own tent.  There’s another picture in the Rectangular tent post.

3 tents at Rowany Festival 2005

They were made from unproofed canvas which we painted later with a waterproofing material from the canvas supplier.  The fabric was much easier to sew, but the painting was difficult  as we needed to find somewhere it didn’t matter if the compound soaked through.   I now prefer to buy proofed canvas.

Here’s the picture we based the design/justification on.  You have to look carefully, but there are two smaller tents.  They could even be just the roof parts of a double bell tent.  This is also the picture I’ve used for the Circus and Dining tents.

The Czech wagenburg from the Hussite Wars (1420-1433 between Czechs and Germans). This illustration is from Das Mittelateriche Hausbuch, late 15th century.  Note the conical tents!

And here’s an indication of how to cut it out and sew it up.  It’s just a rectangle with half a cone at each end. The line in the rectangular part is the seam we included to make it long enough to fit a bed between the poles.

A friend uses the Custom Pavilion Pattern Generator to work out the size of the pieces you need to cut to make the end cones.

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