Hearthworks Tipi covers are made from the best quality 12oz/yd2 cotton canvas treated against water, rot and fire. The canvas is generally natural cotton colour although we also offer a variety of coloured canvas trim. We reinforce our canvas with nylon webbing and use high quality polycotton thread. Tipi Inner Liners also have a PVC bottom section to protect against ground damp.
Tipi poles are selected from local sustainable pine forests and at present we use mainly Spruce poles. For a Tipi of 18 ft diameter the poles are cut to an average length of 25 feet and can be finished with linseed oil. Each Tipi comes complete with lacing pins, handcleft Ash pegs and hemptex rope.
We are the only U.K Tipi makers that offer the Raincatcher. This teardrop shaped piece of canvas hangs from the poles, catching all the raindrops and chanelling them outside the Tipi. We also offer many extras such as Coir Matting flooring, Fire Dishes, Yakskin Rugs and Sheepskins.
We now make our Yurt frames from locally sourced Ash – a durable traditional hardwood. All the wood is steam bent and fixed with pre-stretched nylon cord. We use coppiced hazel for the bracing on the roof wheel. We can also make the frames to your specifications, for example from Oak, or from coppiced Ash.
The covers are made from the best quality 12 oz/yd2 Cotton Canvas that is proofed against fire, water and rot. The main canvas is usually natural cotton colour but we can provide coloured trim on the roof wheel cover and valance.
A Hearthworks Yurt cover consist of:
Fitted canvas roof cover with double valance (flap ) around the edge under which the walls attach.
Peg loops from nylon webbing with pre-stretched nylon cord and Ash pegs.
Wall sections from canvas with turn button fasteners on the door, and PVC strip around the bottom section.
Roof-wheel cover from star-shaped canvas with clear vinyl central circle. Ties from nylon cord with Ash pegs.