Just started a DIY hammock project. Many thanks to all the great contributions here on this forum...this place is about as close to a model of helpfulness/sharing and civility that I have found on the net.
At any rate, I used 1.1 oz ripstop, hemmed up sides and ends, and whipped the ends using the W method ala Just Jeff's site.
I used ~1.5mm diameter line that I had hanging around. My concern is that this may be too thin and the thinness will wear on the nylon over time. I plan on using the hammock for an AT thru this year, so weight is a concern (hence the 1.1 oz ripstop), but also would hate to re-whip and lose length on the hammock should there be excessive wear.
Is my concern weenie?
Here is a pic -> http://ristolainstruments.com/the-%20whipping.jpg