I've just about completed my first gathered-end hammock. It's all sewn up and just waiting on the amsteel to arrive tomorrow.
The only other thing I want to do is add side tie-outs. I have the webbing and know where I want them, but I'm not sure what to use to back the webbing.
Actually, I'm not even positive I need to use backing. Could I get away with just sewing the webbing without back-side reinforcement? It seems like a bad idea but my inexperience might just be leading me to paranoia.
Any and all input will be greatly appreciated.