How to make windsock poi
You will need:-
- A rectangle of ripstop Nylon. Something like 1.5 meters by 1 meter should
A needle & thread.
A sewing machine - not exactly needed but it saves hours
& it doesn't hurt your hands :o)
To be able to sew or be prepared to learn.
How to build:-
NOTE: All measurements are approximate, any variation
will work, probably.
For the basic design you want a vaguely triangular shaped piece of material,
now choose which side you want on the outside and fold the RSN so that side
Don't worry too much if the RSN won't line up exactly, you'll be trimming
it later if you want to.
Note: Instead of attaching the windsock by using the previously
mentioned methods you can sew tabs of RSN at the large opening before you
sew the RSN into the windsock. You can then attach your connectors to the
The only real advantage is that they look more professional, oh and you can
take the windsocks off and, change them, add glowsticks etc. - I did this
for my second set and it took far too long, but that's me and my "too much
Regardless of whether you are using a sewing machine or needle and thread
you will need to pin the RSN in as straight a line as you can manage, unless
you want to make the windsock curved.
Sew that damned sock up and I hope you've got a sewing machine, I've
done 3 of these by hand and it takes a long time, that or I use too much thread.
OK you should now have a windsock, you might want to turn it inside out to
see what it'll look like.
Making a Metal Hoop
You will need:-
Make a double/triple looped circle, that's it, or purchase a prefabricated hoop from a shop.
Make a double loop circle but part way through making a circle go straight
across instead of round, then carry on with the circle, then make another
line so that the two lines cross in the middle of the circle
A circle with any shape you want inside it, spiderweb pattern perhaps?
You can just sew the hoop into the windsock, attaching split rings and swivels
to the hoop as you deem necessary.
Requires some sort of tab that is narrower than the gaps between the crossing
bars, these loop around the outside of the hoop and back inside connecting
somehow. The hoop is best made with two lines crossing the center of the hoop
at 90 degrees.
The same as option 2 except far more fiddly, I would only recommend considering
this if you're mad or have better ideas than me.
All info by me (dub) taken from my website