So, whilst looking online for some other technique, I came across some videos of making net - as in survival net for fish or other reasons.
It seemed pretty straight forward, so I thought I would give it a go. I will save you the full step by step thing and just show progress in stages.
So, a string going across* and then the twine tied on to begin the net.
Then I got the bright idea of containing the string in these big plastic bobbins I got for something.
and more stones added to the jars to make them heavier.
hanging on the cupboard because I couldn't bend down that low any more....and then because I tried to raise the jars up,
also because of ** below.
Verdict: Go in the garage and find something that will stay in one place to string between.
Do this again in a nicer string.
This might just be the solution and it doesn't take too long.
*Always stretch between 2 things which will
1- stay in one place
2- not break when they stop staying in one place.
** now I only have one jar.
In the meanwhile, I am mending and taking in dresses that I haven't worn yet because they are already too big.