I'm forcing myself to get back to work on my Unnecessarily Complicated Hammock project
UCH Version 2.0
But before I can go much further, I need some advice on how to proceed. My previous hammock design used heavy nylon webbing for the suspension, and I was able to sew my (also heavy) nylon Oxford cloth fabric panels directly to it for a very strong connection that kept the fabric from bunching up and tearing.
However, I am attempting to make my new design much, much lighter. The fabric is polyester taffetta (or the CVS equivalent), and I'd prefer to make the suspension of cable. If I were to use something like Dyneema, there's no way I could simply sew some rolled up fabric onto it, so what to do?
The panels are currently attached with basting pins to garden twine--not exactly load bearing--but if I can sort out this issue, I can proceed almost directly to test hanging the rig. Anyone have any recommendations for attaching the fabric panels to cable in such a way they cannot slide or bunch up when loaded? My only thought was to sew the fabric to a short piece of webbing, and somehow tie the ends of that to the cable suspension--seems kinda iffy, though.