I beamed on the warp this morning. This is the picture from the front of the loom showing the weighted warps. At this point I had only about six more inches to wind on.
The white strings hanging from the top of the loom have loops in the bottom. Through these loops I thread my floating selvedges so that they raise and lower more easily the way I want them to.
I now have the warp ends removed from the top of the loom and thrown the the heddle frames. I am reweighting them so that I can easily get the lease sticks moved up close to the heddles in preparation for threading.
The raddle is still sitting on the back of the loom. I will not remove it until I am done threading and sleying. If then.