The tapestry loom uses a continuous warp. It's hard to maintain tension while putting it on, and it was really frustrating trying to figure out how to tighten it up. For future reference, a note to myself:
From the start, you go 1) over the top, 2) down the back under the warping rod, 3) up the back, 4) down the front, 5) make the W. Pull down on 2) and up on the first part of the W.
Then I made a bunch of string heddles. I wonder what a good way to store them so they don't get tangled and knotted is?
I set up for tabby (34 warp ends) so I can do some tapestry. The warp is a kind of thick crochet cotton - we were cleaning out Grandma's stash, and I grabbed a bunch to experiment with.
I'll use the same for the weft, and my sport yarn for the soumak. I need to find a pattern; this probably won't go well if I try to freehand it.
It sits nicely on my knees if I sit facing a wall to lean it against. Hopefully it'll be okay to do the actual weaving like that.
Also, note to self: In the future, when you hear "24 inches," don't think "only two feet." Think "almost half your height."