Wanted to say thanks to all that have freely given their knowledge to all of us newbies on the forum. I just finished my first 2 sets of whoopie slings today. Except for working with steel, I'm not much of a diy guy, but with instructions here and your YouTube videos I was able to get through them. Got a little fustrated with trying to bury my first eye, but with some experimentation, I was able to finally get. Ended up using one of my wife's small crochet hooks as my fid. Used the thick end and blue tape as the connection between the small end and the line to get it through the core. So again thanks
now to learn to use the sewing machine for my first diy hammock.