Originally Posted by HANGnOUT
While you are trying different methods WBG had one I used. If you sewed a hem in the end just run a small string through the hem then pull it tight. It will bring the material up evenly then all you need to do is pull out the long ends. This controls how floppy the sides are. Just use wire ties until you find the length you like. I found I could lay asym just like the HH but also could find good spots for laying on my side etc. I like this method better than the HH style.
That does sound like a good method. Actually, it came out 12 feet long because I made it to be tied but wanted to try the whipping to give it an HH feel. I think I am going to remove the whipping and tie it like a Speer. I really don't care for the big rise in the middle the HH has.
I used wire ties on this one too, then wrapped like Just Jeff suggested too. He says wire ties are enough and I would tend to agree, but didn't want to bust my $%& on the garage floor. When I get done the hammock will be only ten feet long if I tie it.
Thanks for the suggestions. Mule