General Guidelines For Hammocking
Anatomy of a Hammock
Eyes > hanging loop at the ends of the hammock
Scale Lines > lines that connect the eye with the bed of the hammock
Bed > the part that you sleep on
How to wash your Hammock
Hand-wash in cold water with a non-bleach detergent. Tie a string around the scale lines to prevent entanglement. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry (spread open).
Four Simple Rules for Successful Hammocking
- Always hammock with a refreshing beverage within reach: Iced tea, lemonade, seltzer or a more “adult” concoction will always suffice.
- If you are sharing your hammock with a companion, it’s polite to let them decide whether they’d like to snuggle up or lay “top-to-toes”. Make sure your feet are presentable in case they choose “top-to-toes”.
- If unaccompanied in the hammock, it is a good idea to have reading material close at hand. This can be used for entertainment or as a convenient eye-shade for naps.
- Break all the rules and make new ones up as you go!! The true hammocker spirit doesn’t abide by rules!
Important Guidelines for Happy Hammocking
- All hammocks are 100% hand-woven using a unique Triple-Weave for comfort and support. To avoid getting caught on the yarn, it is better to remove clothing and accessories that could catch — buttons, zippers, key chains, shoes with buckles, etc.
- Take care when setting up your hammock and check the strength of your hanging structure and hardware regularly to avoid injury.
- Do not leave children unattended.
- To keep your hammock safe, make sure it is hung out of reach of puppies or pets that like to chew on interesting new “toys”.
- Always handle by the eyes of the hammock to avoid tangling the scale lines.
- If you accidentally “pull” a yarn, it is important to repair the pull before further use — this will ensure that it’s easily fixable. Hang and spread the hammock and study the yarn that was caught (the loop). Trace the yarn that was pulled and then ease the yarn back in its original position. More detailed instructions are available here.
How to handle the hammock
When you take your hammock out of the bag, always make sure to pull the eyes out first. Handle it by the scale lines to prevent them from becoming tangled.
To pack your hammock back up, fold it in half, holding it by the eyes. Stuff the bed into the bag, followed by the scale lines. The eyes of the hammock should always go in last, at the top of the bag.