Re: zhammock and silk?
- try a narrower zig zag width to keep from bunching, or try folding the hem an
extra time to get it thicker, this may help.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill in Houston" <
> I know I'm late, but I wanted to say that I had the same "bunching"
> experience with a zigzag stitch. Ended up feeding the fabric with both
> hands to keep it stretched width-wise...
> Bill in Houston
> --- In email@example.com, "rollerblaz123" <rollerblaz@>
> > during sewing, the
> > fabric also seemed to bunch up and get pulled to the middle a bit, we
> > were using a zig-zag stich, with a somewhat wide setting, >
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marta_clark" <marta_clark@...>
>Sorry to drop in here out of the Blue:
> I haven't tried a silk hammock myself, but I'd be a little concerned
> about sudden failure of the fabric.
I am an artist that works with some textiles, one of the big factors
with certain fabrics is washing it in the wrong soap, or in heavily
chlorinated water. A silk hammock , or even heavy jeans can be eaten
by chlorine. Probably a hammock needs less washing than clothing.
ALso the weave and quality of the fabric can cause failure.
I would stick with fabric other people have used from a known
supplier using the same weave. Hang low and keep critters away.