I'd like to create my own outdoor canopy for my small deck. This canopy is going to be a large swathe of fabric that will attach to a wall and the deck fence, creating a sloped shade. What are good fabric options for this sort of purpose?
Things to note:
- I don't care if the fabric is waterproof because I'm planning on only extending the shade when I'm underneath it, and I won't be going outside in the rain
- I do want the fabric to be able to dry relatively quickly
- I don't want the fabric to totally obscure the sunlight, I'd like partial shade
- Ideally I would like to be able to sew additions to the fabric without special tools like an industrial sewing machine