I hunt from the ground 90% of the time. Usually in a self made blind made with branches, twigs, and leaves. I decided it is time to finally have a ghillie suit.
I want to make my own since I think I might have the materials here to make a somewhat decent one. For the netting, I have a pile of black shade cloth used to shade the Ginseng while it is growing. I know it is not the fish net type of webbing, it is a tighter webbing, smaller holes. For the camouflaging, I plan on using the old style baler twine, not the synthetic new stuff. I will either paint or dye the baler twine to give it random shades of color. I also have a bunch of new old stock bicycle tubes to use for attaching branches and other objects.
Will the shade cloth work great for this suit? I understand it might be a bit warmer, yet I live in WI and could use an extra layer most days. Will the baler twine be a suitable substitute for jute? Also which method is easier and also longer lasting..... paint or dye?
Any other tips, hints, and guidance in making my first ghillie suit will be appreciated.