now, if it was silnylon, you could have bought the whole lot as an investment, sold it for 1.50$ a yard + shipping to all the loonies (*cough* DIYers *cough*) on the net- especially if it was camo.
Now, Ewker- black would make a cool colour for a hammock....
(and yes, I'm perfectly aware that I called myself a loony)
EDIT: get your height + 2 feet + 2 feet for knots. 4 - 5 yards?