What do you do when your swing canopy disintegrates? The last 2 summers I used sheer curtains and enjoyed the effect but it didn't help keep the rain and birds away as well. I came across this long plastic sun blind for a $1 at the local Restore. After I used cotton string to "sew" it on the frame, I realized I could have used the strings from the blind which wasn't needed anymore. The nylon string would probably weather better than the cotton string.
I think the wood blinds would look great in some settings as well. Just enough space between the blinds to let air flow so it won't act like a sail and let the wind carry it away.