The Craft

Whether the medium is wood, glass, metal, or textiles, a hand-crafted creation stands apart from the mass-produced crowd with superior quality, detailing, and originality.

And this is why a hand-crafted Sperry Tent is more than just your average rental marquee. While some of the construction techniques involve modern technologies like CAD and a mechanized cloth cutter, most of the work, from sewing to grommet pressing, is still done by hand by local craftsmen. Which is exactly the way we like it.

  • Matt Sperry, president of sister company Sperry Fabric Architecture, designs Sperry Tents and oversees their specs and manufacturing.
  • The Sperry Fabric Architecture barn in Rochester, MA, features an open loft floor and was sustainably constructed from locally sourced pine and super insulated panels.
  • Hand stitching by trained craftsmen is the hallmark of an authentic Sperry Tent.
  • Hand-assembly of a perimeter patch.
  • Seam sealing ensures weather tightness.
  • The Sperry family’s sailmaking heritage is evident in every tent detail, like this perimeter patch.
  • Founder Steve Sperry mills our center poles at the historic sawmill on his Rochester, MA, property.
  • The source of our signature tapered spruce poles.
  • Sawmill blade closeup.
  • Our authentic, translucent sailcloth canopies allow sunlight in during the day...
  • …and give off an illuminated glow at night.
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