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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Are you talking about a Mayan style hammock?
    Close to it. Just want to make it myself.
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    I've wanted to learn how to weave my own mayan style hammock, but using that double weave technique so it can hold more weight. I have never been able to find the directions for that technique anywhere.

    I think mason line would be fine for this application, assuming that the weave is dense enough. Cotton would be far more comfortable but more prone to stretching. I hear that the loom has to be pretty big, and the job is long and tedious. I know a guy that in his spare time weaves his own casting nets, and he says that on and off, it takes about 3 to 6 months to complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I think that was Steene, and one of his threads is here. His gallery also has images.

    If you're thinking of someone else, I can look further?
    Might be talking about a video I remember someone linking to. It was some old little man that lived in the jungle and had been weaving hammocks since he was a kid. In the video he says that this one will probably be the last one he makes. Totally from scratch using materials from the forest. It was a way cool video, but I can't find the post with the link. At least a year and a half ago.
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    This doesn't show a whole lot of detail, but if someone knows the basics of related crafts they may be able to figure it out.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacha Man View Post
    That's the one! I love that video and was thinking about it a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for linking us back to it again.
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