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    how to make an ENO-clone?

    I was able to see an ENO hammock at a store last week and was really impressed, it looked great and I definitely thought it would be comfortable. Since I was in the middle of making two of my own hammocks, I figured that I shouldn't spend the money on a new hammock, though.

    I am curious how they make their two-color hammocks. I saw the seam, but am afraid that if I tried the same it would end up ripping along the stitching. If I remember correctly, it was some sort of a rolled hem and triple-stitched. I didn't inspect it very closely, so I can't say too much. Are they just sewn high enough that the main weight of the body isn't on the stitching, or am I missing something?

    For my next round of DIY's, I would like to make a dual color. I could purchase two different colors, and mine will have color A for the sides and B for the bottom, while my fiance's will have color B for the sides and A for the bottom. (She really liked the nicer colors, so I'll have to go with something besides $1 bin fabric, I suppose...)

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    if you buy your fabric other than the $1.00 bin, you may be better off just buying an ENO, considering the cost & the fact that they will do the seams & everything else for you<G>.
    besides, i really like the feel of the fabric they use, but i'm not sure that i've herd of anyone finding a source for it.
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    One thing that always concerned me on making one that style was the seem around that gathered ends.

    Let us know if you come across a source for the gabric that they use.
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    I hadn't actually considered trying to find a similar fabric (it is nice!) but using nylon from a "regular" supplier (Hobby Lobby had a few colors to choose from last time I was there). If it costs $6 a yard, and I need 4 yards of each color, that's $48 + tax) for two hammocks. I've already got a support system.

    HE, I had sort of assumed that I would make more of a speer clone, since that's what my first hammocks are. I was just considering a better color combination, as opposed to the stealthy (which I like when not at a campground!) forest green and olive/greyish colors that we currently have.
    If I did decide to make more of the HAAB style, I think I would go with something along the lines of a modified style, like what is seen here, when headchange4u added an internal structural ridgeline to the Warbonnet El Dorado. I could make something along these lines, then tie my (currently) webbing just below the whipping.
    I might be missing something when trying to combine the two designs, but... who knows.

    So for a short answer. I am more interested in the dual-color appearance than the style of the ENO. I'd have to try one out to see if it's worth making a more exact copy (I'm sure it is, they seem like great gear!)

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    that should work fine. i'd just be sure to take my time & do a really good job on those seams.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I think if you were trying to make a HAAB/ENO clone, by using three panels of fabric, you could use a flat felled seam to join th panels together.

    I would like to find that fabric that they use. In my talks with Ticket To The Moon hammocks I tried to get them to sell me some of the fabric.I asked a few times but they never addressed selling me the fabric in the replies. I took that as a subtle way of telling me that the fabric was not for sale by itself, at least from them.
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