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    Softening fabric of hammock questins?

    Hey guys I have been planning out this hammock for a while now and got my fabric in for it yesterday evening and worked on my hammock for about six hours and finished about 1:30am and hung it in my room and went to sleep.
    I slept really great in it but the Materal is crinkle taffeta Polly. It obviously has been sewn already, but is their any way I can like wash the hammock(with out the suspension) to make it softer or anything? And if so will it mess up the strength/color of my hammock? Now it's a narcoleptic grey body and black sides! thanks a bunch guys may get around to putting up pics of it later today if their is any interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
    Hey guys I have been planning out this hammock for a while now and got my fabric in for it yesterday evening and worked on my hammock for about six hours and finished about 1:30am and hung it in my room and went to sleep.
    I slept really great in it but the Materal is crinkle taffeta Polly. It obviously has been sewn already, but is their any way I can like wash the hammock(with out the suspension) to make it softer or anything? And if so will it mess up the strength/color of my hammock? Now it's a narcoleptic grey body and black sides! thanks a bunch guys may get around to putting up pics of it later today if their is any interest.
    I made 2 tablecloth hammocks myself and recently washed them in with my regular laundry. I didn't do anything special, even left my amsteel continuous loops on the ends. Just tossed it in with my dark clothing and let the washing machine do its thing. I didn't notice a really big change, but they are definitely softer after the wash and a tumble dry.

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    I have washed mine (both the DIY and purchased ones) in the washer … cold water and gentle cycle. I was worried about the drier, so I just hung dried them. No issues with the material afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STinGa View Post
    I have washed mine (both the DIY and purchased ones) in the washer cold water and gentle cycle. I was worried about the drier, so I just hung dried them. No issues with the material afterwards.

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    Did it makes yours any more soft?
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    I put mine in with the rest of the wash, and take it to the porch and hang it to dry, and it dries quickly.

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    Will it make the color fade out of my hammock at all?
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    I've washed both my crinkle taffeta tablecloth & Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks in hopes they would get softer. (Normal wash cycle/detergent & in the electric drier.) It made each of them only very slightly softer - not significant. No noticeable fading of color. I pulled the suspension off of them, but I would've wash them with the amsteel loops, if they had them.

    Maybe fabric softener would make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
    Will it make the color fade out of my hammock at all?
    I didn't notice any fading other than on the amsteel. My hammocks are a black/navy double layer and a navy single layer with red amsteel loops. They both came out looking the same as they went in, as far as I could tell.

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    Hmm alrighty well the way it feels now I'm starting to enjoy actually just took some getting use to I guess I won't wash it because doesnt seem like it would help much anyways, thanks guys for your imput!
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