Amount woven yesterday: 3.0"
Amount woven to date: 1 yard+32.5"
I have been thinking a bit about the selvedge issue I raised earlier in an earlier post. There I explained that the easiest way for me to manage the four shuttles was to start all four on the same side. This results in a slightly different looking selvedge, but it is fine.
One thing I could have done instead was to start all the shuttles on the same side, but alternate the over-under sequence. In other words, shuttle 1 would go over the first floating selvedge and under the last. Shuttle 2 would go under at beginning and over at end. Shuttle 3 would go over at beginning and under at end. And Shuttle 4 would go under at beginning and over at end. On the return trip from the left side to the right side I would have to reverse the sequence. Because shuttle 4 had gone over the last warp, and the last warp is now the first warp, shuttle 1 would have to go under the first floating selvedge and over the last. And the rest would continue to alternate.
Doing this would have been slightly tricky, but it would not have caused the difficulties that starting shuttles from opposite ends would have cause me. Starting shuttles from opposite ends would have given me far too many opportunities for mistakes!