I just completed my first DIY gathered end hammock with ridgeline and bishop bag. I'll try hanging in it tomorrow.
-9'7" of Navy 1.7 or 1.9 Ripstop Nylon from Hancock Fabric, $4.95/yrd (I just missed the sale price 40% off.)
-7'11.5" of 1.25mm cord from ZPacks.com, $.259/ft.
-16"x8" and a 7.5" diameter pieces of 1.1 Black DWR Ripstop from Wilderness Logics.com, $7.5/yrd
-1.25" of 2.5 Ripstop from some old hiking pants, free
-18" of 1.5mm cord from ZPacks.com, $.259/ft.
-1 Grommet from Home Depot, ~$8 for a 10pack w/punch kit
-1 "Tiny" Cord Lock from ZPacks.com, $.25/each
-18' Gray 7/64 Amsteel
Sewed the hammock with a double hem to prevent fraying and followed the directions from [user]Knotty[/user]:Instruction: Gathered End Hammock.
I made whoopie slings from [user]SlowBro[/user]:Whoopie Sling Suspension.
I attached the rideline by making a loop on both ends (double overhand knot) and sliding that over the fixed loop of the whoopie slings before backing the whoopie over on itself to make a larkshead knot to slid over the end of the newly gathered hammock.
I used my own know how to sew the bishop bag with an extra patch for supporting the grommet. After I installed the first grommet, I noticed that the whoopies would not fit through it, so I ended up with the bigger one from Home Depot. It is not the grommet in the picture.
Total time: ~3.5hrs.
Pictures to prove it (taken on my camera phone so I apologize for the graininess):