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« on: August 08, 2013 07:05:45 AM »

To me...Craftster is my drug of choice!   Grin

(My mantra is "accentuate the positive / medicate the negative", and the BEST medication is creating something!  Even if I don't physically produce anything, the thought of ...how it might be constructed, ...the materials to use, ...the technique I want to apply, ...the colors involved, ...the message I want to convey, etc... takes me into a private zone and the cray-z world around me disappears.  Yeah, there may be some bad results, but each trip a wonderful experience and makes me crave more and more.)

My brother-in-law was retiring and while "no gifts" were to be part of the celebration, I figured I would break his rule and make a hammock from denim scraps.  Afterall, isn't the opposite of "work" called "relaxing"?

Loved bluejeans were cut into usable lengths and then laid out so that shades varied.  They were sewn together and a length of outdoor fabric was used for the underside.  Topstitching the denim top to the outdoor fabric provides even greater strength.

A 7" strip of denim was placed at both ends of the hammock to provide reinforcement before grommets were attached.

Using cording from the dollar store and directions from the internet, lengths of cord were secured around a solid ring and woven into a traditional hammock design...

...and the remaining cord was threaded into a wooden stave, looped around the grommets and then tied off.

The hammock now takes a place of honor in his backyard and is perfect for napping!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013 08:28:49 AM »

Oh wow, that's awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013 03:41:32 AM »

 Shocked oh WOW! this is so cool  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013 10:33:20 AM »

The whole thing is great, but the cording is extra fascinating to me!

« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013 08:35:03 PM »

It is so inviting...and beautiful too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013 05:31:53 PM »

I would've never thought to make a hammock if it wasn't for this! The cording is incredible & I love the meaning behind it being a retirement gift...so super appropriate & thoughtful! Well done!  Wink

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