Originally Posted by slowhike
i don't know about the taffeta because i'm not familiar w/ that, so i'll let someone else answer that, but just out of curiosity, how are you determining the weight of the fabric you have?
are you weighing it & using the formula from ed speer's "hammock camping" book?
Never seen the camping book. I measure the length and the width, and use this crappy kitchen scale I have. Most recent stuff I found was 4 ounces for 8'x4' which was 3.5 square yards, so that's 1.1 ounces per square yard. This kitchen scale is really crappy and only weighs up to 1 pound, so when I'm measuring the weight of a bolt of fabric I bought, I rig up a balance scale out of a coat hanger, string, and soda cans full of water. Empty soda cans are 1/2 ounce (15g). This method is also awful.