Welcome to the new More Than Fish and Hammocks!
Things were ticking along just fine at the old site, but I wanted to more easily add content and maybe talk about current projects (when I have them, depending on how busy I am with other stuff) without having to hand-code every addition to the site, so I’m moving all my netting stuff over here.

So first, a few rules:

  • Be respectful. This is the only real rule. I’m allowing comments because I firmly believe we can all act like decent people who share an interest, with the full knowledge that not everyone is going to do things the same way. Don’t disappoint me.
  • To keep spam to a minimum, everyone’s first comment will come through the moderation queue for approval.
  • As much as I’d like to build some community here, please keep in mind that this is my space. I will police it as I see fit and will use moderation and the ban-hammer without hesitation when I feel it’s necessary.

Now that that’s out of the way, I hope we can all have fun learning from each other!


Hi! — 5 Comments

  1. Am I the first one to comment…
    I have been viewing a number of net making videos… but they were all very – more or less, often more – confusing. I then turned to websites… and Tada! Yours is The One I have bookmarked and to which I will come back. Thank God you made it clear.
    I must say that drawings never go too fast 😉
    About my project ? I am about to do some thick straw mulching in my vegetable garden.. but I’m in a rather windy place and I’m afraid that my straw will be blown away. My idea was to make a very loose net to “fix” the straw in place with tent pegs. The vegetables will have ample room to grow and when they are all picked up, I can remove my net.
    I thought of using some degradable thread… why not. Then I would leave it in place to compost too.
    Another project is to have some sort of netting thrown over my straw bale garden to avoid birds from picking up my fruits and veggies before they are ripe and ready for us humans.
    Well, that’s it for me.
    Thanks for your simple and sooooo useful website. The minute I will be asked for instructions, I’ll send people here.

  2. Thank you for all of your instructions , they are very clear and easy to understand.
    I’ve been wanting to make a round bottom net bag with a cinch cord to close it.
    Would I just follow your round net instructions until I get the diameter I want and to bring it up for the side of the bag would I alternate increasing and decreasing until I get the height I want?
    Then I’m not sure how to finish the top of the bag off. Do you decrease or just run the cinch cord through and call it done?
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me to make my project.

    • Hi! you wouldn’t need to alternate with increasing/decreasing. once you reach your diameter, just continue with the same # of stitches as in that last row in all following rows, and you’ll make a straight column. As for finishing, it depends on how neat/secure you need the opening to be. I have a net bag that I just ran a ribbon through the top row to cinch. It works well enough, but won’t stay closed unless I knot the ribbon. If you know anything about sewing, you could stitch on some double-fold seam binding and run your draw-string through that. It will have more friction and be more secure. There are a couple of other options, but they’re difficult to explain and I don’t have illustrations for them yet. I guess “Finishing” is going to be the next page I add, when I get some time! 🙂

  3. Great webpage!Thanks so much for all the information.Easy to follow and the illustrations further simplify your instructions. I’m going to use this to start netting right away.Thanks again.Happy holidays to you and yours.⭐

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