12662Re: winter hammock
- Feb 1, 2006Do you have a place where you could hang it and put weight in it and
leave it for about a week? That would be overkill, but it would help
you feel assured that it was done stretching. I'm thinking a couple
hundred pounds - more than it would get in use - just to make sure.
Also, I agree with Jeff's idea to leave the ends of the bottom fabric
out of the whipping, definitely.
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marta_clark"
> I did sew the sides in place when I made the hammock but I've been
> reluctant to sew down the ends until I'm absolutely sure I've got
> enough slack built into the system. I'm pretty sure the hammock bed
> stretched significantly Saturday night. How much use do you think
> it takes to get a hammock stretched to it final size?
> --- In email@example.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
> > Marta,
> > Another option is to sew the bottom layer onto the hammock,
> > four sides, so you have a rectangle of insulation and cover right
> > below you. That way, the bottom layer doesn't need to reach the
> > whipping, and you eliminate 2-3' of material.
> > Just a thought. Still have to get the sizing and darts right,
> though -
> > my last one was too narrow and compressed the insulation just
> > trip this time.
> > Jeff
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