Nothing says ‘downtime’ more vividly than swinging gently in a backyard hammock.
This year, Sugarloaf Crafts’ favorite Twin Oaks Hammocks of Louisa, VA is celebrating 50 years of hand weaving a variety of hammocks and hammock chairs.
They’ve got so many gorgeous patterns and styles to choose from, it may take a while to find the right one. We’ve put together a short Q & A to help you sort it out.
Q: What’s soft, looks like a rainbow and is strong enough to hold a small family?
A: The family size rainbow rope hammock which is Twin Oaks Hammocks’ most popular hammock. This handwoven rope hammock is made with colorfast, mold resistant rope so it can hang out in your backyard all summer long.
Q: What if I don’t have trees in my backyard?
A: Twin Oaks Hammocks sells easy to assemble hammock stands.
Q: What if we have a fear of falling off or just have difficulty getting into the hammock?
A: These hammocks come with safety straps to prevent tipping. However, you could get a hammock chair instead. These chairs provide great back support while allowing the user to sit upright. They come in a variety of patterns and styles and hold up to 350 lbs. Chairs can be hung from a tree or from a chair stand, also available from Twin Oaks.
Q: What if I don’t have anywhere to store a hammock during the winter months?
A: It can stay outside! These durable, quick-drying and fade-resistant hammocks are made to stand up to the weather. The Sunbrella fabric hammocks are made with one of the best outdoor fabrics available anywhere.
Q: What if I don’t have a good book to read while swinging in the breeze?
A: Every hammock comes with a free library card. Just kidding. You have to find your own reading material. On the other hand, lying in a hammock can be a great opportunity to just admire the trees and sky!
These hammocks and chairs offer durability, sustainability and enjoyability with every purchase.