I sooo love the cavernous feeling with the spreader bars in place. Sooo annoying when one pops out.
mrcheviots thread encompasses too many mods, so I would like to stick to just this issue.
I think the main problem is that the width of the grosgrain ribbons at the end is too narrow but I'm reluctant to mess with replacing the ribbon.
One thing I thought was to:
stitch elastic cord to the end loop.
Then sew a simple hook to the cord and the "eye" to the next closest loop.
In addition to the added tautness, a thin elastic over the top of the bar will help to keep the bars down.
Comments! Better suggestions?