I finished my S2 Ep2 samples this week. Jane, I'm really loving these courses and your method of teaching - it is like learning from a friend who wants you to succeed!
Things I learned:
Sample 1 - Squaring a square - The squares shifted when I backed off on loom tension, but I found a happy place to measure consistently and after washing, air drying and pressing, they look square to me. (Cut off all my fringe by accident; wasn't paying attention and thank goodness for hemstitching!)
Samples 2-5 - trying to break my "everything must be symmetrical" mentality.
Sample 6 - warp at 12epi, weft is cotton Bouclé. Much stiffer than I anticipated after washing. I think I may have beat too hard.
Sample 7 - squaring a square part 2 - warp at 12epi, weft is double throws of 8/2 cotton (had to add floating selvedges). On the loom, I really liked the look of the weft-faced weaving.
Sample 8 - "never waste a warp" leftover - Found some mercerized #3 cotton crochet thread in the craft closet and used it for the weft. I had everything but red so I substituted it with pink. Almost no drape and would make a nice placemat.