Wind Cloud SingleMy rigging hardware is a DIY mix of dowels, steel wire, rings, swivels and gaskets. Trying do this on the cheap has been a challenge.

Most pressing was the need to add length to the posts, so the silks can soar higher.

So I was up on the ladder drilling holes into the top of the posts so I could insert dowels. Not realizing until after I’d done several that it was a heck of a lot easier — and safer — to add the hardware to the dowels before they increased the height of the posts. The silk panels are getting twisted up in the rigging, too. More trouble shooting.

Line Dancing morphed so quickly and easily from idea to installation. Wind Cloud, on the other hand, has all signs of becoming a problem child, clearly need in need to ongoing attention. Sigh.