I left off explaining the first steps with throwing the blue wool weft shots for approximately one inch.
INSERTING THE STICKS
The next step is to open one shed, insert a stick, then open the opposite shed and insert a second stick. The sheds are supposed to be the two plain weave sheds. Having no ability to make plain weave sheds on this warp, I chose sheds as near as opposite to each other as I could. The sticks I used are the sticks for separating warp ends on the back beam.
After inserting the two sticks, I then wove roughly another inch with the blue weft.
Now, between the two sticks and the two sets of woven bits, the warp, along with its tension, is secured.
The next step is to cut off the warp in front of the first inch of blue wefts. I always worry at this point that I am going to cut in the wrong place. The result of that would be having to tie the warp ends into half-inch groups, lash them onto the front beam, and adjust the tension. This is a chore I did at the beginning and do not want to do again.
Here I have made that cut (in the right place!) and the warp with its sticks and blue bits of weaving is hanging from the front of the reed.
REMOVING THE WOVEN CLOTH
Now I need to unroll the woven cloth from the front beam and remove it.