Weaving a Mayan Hammock


Step-by-step instructions for making a loom and weaving a mayan hammock, including the edge “crochet”, the interior triple weave, and the clew. Still photos …

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July 26, 2013

Christina Torrez @ 10:28 pm #

Love the video

September 5, 2013

Egro Chertov @ 3:00 am #

How much string did you use for that?

Derek Hansen @ 9:18 am #

About 2,000 yards. Much depends on the type of string you use.

October 1, 2013

David Bishop @ 7:39 pm #

Just finish a clew using your tutorial. Thanks for that. I plan on weaving
a hammock into the clew to have a portable hammock that I can pack small
and light. Any suggestions?

Derek Hansen @ 8:23 pm #

David, are you looking to make a net hammock? There are several tutorials
on YouTube but none from me. I’m not much of a fan of those styles because
of how uncomfortable they are. Better to make a fabric bed and avoid waffle
back. For a light hammock you can’t beat a 1.1 oz ripstop nylon base.

October 2, 2013

David Bishop @ 3:02 am #

Yes, that’s exactly what I want to make, just didn’t know what it was
called. I will probably end up buying a nylon hammock for use in the bush,
however, I’ve always wanted to weave my own. Thanks for your help, I do
plan on buying a copy of your book once I get my feet wet.

Derek Hansen @ 8:55 am #

Yes, a net or rope hammock is what you’re looking for. However, if you want
a cozy hammock you can weave, you’re in the right place: a mayan hammock is
the most comfortable but it will take longer and is heavier.

March 15, 2014

Timmy Harris @ 9:35 am #

How many times do you loop the string around the posts?

Derek Hansen @ 1:42 pm #

The number of wraps you make is determined by how wide you want the

Timmy Harris @ 2:30 pm #

How many would you say per foot?

May 22, 2014

Justin Wright @ 4:55 pm #

can i sit two people in a mayan hammock comfortably? if not what would you
suggest? also people pt beams in hammocks to hold them open. can you do
that with this hammock

June 24, 2014

Jason Miller @ 4:05 pm #

Not sure if this question has been asked but is there a certain brand of
#18 twisted nylon that you prefer to use and were do you purchase it?

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