Monday, April 30, 2012

The Airstream Club Rally at Stone Mountain Park April 2012

I took some time off, from making vintage trailer awnings, to enjoy a long weekend at The Airstream Club Rally. The trailers followed around the purple loop, enclosing a grassy play area which had a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, playground equipment, a swimming pool and a fantastic pavilion for all of the social gatherings. With Internet access available and our laptop with us, I was tempted to answer e-mails concerning vintage trailer awning related questions. I resisted the technology, but did happily answer Rally participant's awning questions in person. I had some business cards set out, for people who visited our trailer during the "Tour of Trailers", and word spread quickly that The Awning Lady was at the Stone Mountain Campground. So, I combined business with pleasure and still had a wonderful time.We already picked out our site and made reservations for next April's TAC Rally, which is April 18th-21st, 2013.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dickson Marine Grade Awning Fabric Confirmed My continuous quest for finding marine grade awning fabric, culminated in a large bulk order from a warehouse. Sight unseen, I took a chance on the awning fabric. The rolls of marine grade fabric were unwrapped and unmarked, so I didn't even have pattern numbers or a brand name to go by. Yesterday, tucked away in one of the cardboard tubes, I finally found a tag which confirmed my suspicions that it was Dickson Fabric from France. I diligently went about finding all of the discontinued pattern numbers and posted them on my pictures. The mystery has been solved! Sunbrella and Dickson brands are both owned and operated by the parent company Glen Raven. Dickson is the European brand of Sunbrella.
8287,8607, 8608, 8613, 8614, 8619, 8602, 8290

 Dickson Orchestra and Symphony Collections

Dickson 8602 Ivoire & Absinthe