I am starting with a sampler towel kit with a 5/2 Pearl cotton. The warp is a Natural 5/2 Pearl and the weft is a variety of colors, all in 5/2 Pearl. I started with a normal knitters yarn to get the header (if that is what you call it) started for about 1 1/2 inches. Just to get a firm straight line. Wow, that worked great. There is a huge difference in the Mighty Wolf loom and the small table loom when it comes to the way it weaves.
So, after weaving a couple of hours last night I was able to get almost 3/4 of a towel done! I expect to finish it this morning and then on to the next one. There are three in the sampler kit. After finishing the towels, I will have to stitch them and wash them up. I am intensly curious how they will look after they are washed and pressed.
The colors that I will be using are a Deep Lilac, then Kelly Green and finally Malay Purple, which looks more like a blue. The band color is natural.
Concerned about tension and learning how to use the brake in conjunction with moving the warp forward was a small challenge, but I got the hang of it. Not having used a foot brake system before on a loom, that idea was new to me. It worked and my towel is nice and tight.
Taking pictures is going to be a good way to look back at my progress. Also, it will help me to see my weaving improvements the more projects I get done. My camera is not a high end fancy camera, but I did find a "flower" icon on it. This will allow for some closeups so pattern definition can be seen.