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How To Make A Hammock

27 May 2016
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The ability to make a hammock with your own hands will add warmth and comfort to your garden. Just imagine how nice is to stretch in the shade with a book or simply indulge in dreams and plans.

We will tell you what you need to know to make a hammock with your own hands in the art of macrame.

1. Choose a high-quality material. Ropes which will form the base of weaving your hammock, you should choose not synthetic but natural yarns. With the latter it will be easier to work and tie knots. And the finished product will turn out pleasant to come into contact with the skin.

2. Check the reliability of the support for the hammock. The most common support are considered to be trees in the garden. Determining where to mount your hammock, choose the trees with a trunk diameter of 20 cm or more. If you choose to install individual pillars on which to hang the hammock, then dug them in to a depth of at least one meter.

3. Now we determine how high to hang a hammock. The average distance of hammock anchorage to the ground is 1.5 m (if the distance between the supports is 2,5-3 m). If you are unable to move the supports or find the optimal distance, simply adjust the height of fixtures and sagging of a hammock.

You will need:

Two long strips of wood with length of 1-1.5 m, in which you drill holes for fasteners 4-5 cm apart.

Tightrope 150-170 m (calculate the required length as follows: planned length of the hammock to triple and multiply by the number of holes in the strips + about 20 m for fastening to the support of a hammock).

Now you can start weaving a hammock. Macrame technique will help to tie tight knots from the ropes, and a hammock will be reliable and beautiful. Note that the size of the hammock cells should not exceed 7 cm.

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