Category: Company News

Sometimes current events affect us here, and when they do we’ll let you know.

Tentsmiths Logo on wooden background

Our Very First Swag!

We’re an old-fashioned kind of company. Mostly what we spend our days on is stitching up the best shelters that we can, and letting the tents and tarps speak for themselves. But our customers have asked if there are some ways they can show their Tentsmiths love, so here it is. We now have stickers! […]

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white tent with lit interior

Why choose Tentsmiths?

We often get asked why someone should purchase our tents and not one from somewhere else. We don’t offer the spread of colors some do and may require more poles. Our tents also tend to cost a bit more than others, but are they worth it? We think so, and here’s why. Let’s start with […]

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Tentsmiths sewing workshop with people sewing, measuring, and cutting

Tentsmiths is Hiring

Canvas cutter needed for growing tent maker in Rochester, NH. Part-time position duties include:
 Measuring and cutting from rolls of canvas fabric Using patterns and written instructions to cut canvas for tent construction Folding and boxing finished products for shipping. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with measuring and math. Geometry is important to the […]

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We are Not our Ancestors: in Favor of Awnings

Humans, as a species, are incredibly adaptable. That’s why we can be found on every continent; in deserts, tropics, tundra, and everything in between. We’ve adapted to nomadic life and sedentary life; to life in the wilds and in the biggest cities. In this modern day we’ve adapted to live in climate controlled rooms where […]

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Roman wave trim

The State of Tentsmiths

Here we are, in September of 2020 and boy what a year it has been. Just about this time last year was when Alena and Stephen opened up for orders as the new owners of Tentsmiths. We had worked so hard all summer getting ready to take care of reenactors all over the country and […]

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Midwives in a tent

Our Thoughts on COVID-19

Here at Tentsmiths, we spend most of our time thinking about canvas, about our customers, about stuff like: what would be the most efficient way to carry feed for horses when your army is on the march in 1528? But like the rest of you we live in the year 2020 and right now we’re […]

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Midwives in a tent

Our Time Period

The Shellenbeans look forward to September and October every year, because that is when we get to spend time at our other home, with our other family, in the camp of Das Geld Fahnlein at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Many years ago Alena and Stephen met at the Vermont Renaissance Festival and have continued to […]

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Tour of the shop

We’ve been in the new shop in Gonic, NH (which is a village in the City of Rochester, NH) for 2 months now, but most of that has been making the space ready for use, putting in floors, moving all the equipment, etc.. Now that we’re in October it is starting to feel more like […]

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Welcome to YouTube

The world of the internet is wild and sometimes scary, but most of the time it is full of opportunities. So we’re not just launching this new website, we’re also hoping to put up some videos for you. Mostly to assist with tent set-up, pole making, maybe teach a little about tents. Our first video […]

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Welcome to Tentsmiths

We’re so glad you’ve found your way to our website, the person/search engine who directed you here has really good taste. We make the highest quality historical canvas tents in the United States. Whether you’re a reenactor, history site, trekker, primitive camper, or your own unique type of person, we’d love to make you a […]

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