Day 2, and I was raring to go, but there may have been more lecture, and if so, the content of which I cannot recall. When the time came to weave, Win and I were so glad we stuck it out and threaded our looms the night before.
Most students opted to use pattern/supplementary wefts much thicker than the warp, which looked very nice on the A-side but not so on the B, so I opted for my usual pattern-weft=warp with a much thinner tie-down weft. One student had great success with Polychrome Summer & Winter, but I didn't take a picture of her sample.
This is my first sample, washed, where I was trying to figure out the color combinations. I was also trying to get used to the borrowed loom, so I lifted only one or two shafts at a time, and you can see with the first color combo, I didn't beat hard enough. The floats are longer than three-ends because of the pointed threading of the tie-down, though not quite the jagged incline I thought I would have at 1.30AM.
I see so much possibilities in playing with the tie-down, from a quick one-block, three-tie weave on a four-shaft foot loom, to giving maybe 10 or 12 blocks to the tie on a 16-shaft loom, and because I prefer the warp floats to weft floats in drapy pieces, I'll most definitely start turning drafts (i.e. even simpler way of incorporating color-technique like polychrome). I think it's just down my alley in creating deceptively complex cloth, and that combined with blocks and colors, I can see me having a jolly good time for a long time to come.
Win's sample, where you can see, among other things, the twill tie-down working well; she even tried some pick up, (top, salmon pink portion.)