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    Quote Originally Posted by Fgignac View Post
    "All we would do is pin the mesh in a couple of places and begin by tying the thread at one end of the break to anchor it. Then we would use a looping "whip" stitch to bring the broken edges together again."
    That’s exactly what I would do.

    Step 1: run a quick thread between the two separated edges of the hole. This just gets it to join up and sit still while you work.

    Step 2: tightly stitch the two edges together by going up through one edge and down through the other. This creates a spiral kind of stitch that binds it all together.

    You will end up with something that looks like a black worm crawling on your bug mesh, but should function good as new. Easier and better looking than putting a patch on it.

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    Thanks for the advice

    Would you do this while the mesh is under a little tension (like with the hammock set up but the ridgeline not tight) or with everything loose (with the hammock not set up)?

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    Definitely you want this on a table or in your lap while you work.

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    If you have a needlepoint hoop set, it might hold it in a good position for working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiavoia View Post
    Definitely you want this on a table or in your lap while you work.
    Gotcha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennington.Camper View Post
    If you have a needlepoint hoop set, it might hold it in a good position for working on.
    Don't have one of those. But seems like a good idea. I think I know where I can borrow one. Thanks for the input

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    And of course we need a pic of the finished product - for quality control
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldpappy View Post
    And of course we need a pic of the finished product - for quality control
    So no pressure then.... :P

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    oops, I may be too late, but I meant something more like this:

    darning.jpg

    This way you are not bunching up the netting into a wad, but maintaining the overall shape/size of the fabric. Essentially you are recreating the netting using thread (except not as complicated!) I would spread the tear on a flat surface to maintain the shape, and yes, you may be putting thread across open space if the edges of the net do not meet! (Look up darning online if you need more help.)

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    You could sew a Shug patch on it.Would give a lil cool factor to your hang!

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