Weaving the simple center section of the placemats. My selvedges are less than perfect, but this is just to warm up, right?
Weaving! Yay! I push on the treadles with my feet, which lift up certain ends and a shed opens (see the shed) then I pass the shuttle carrying the weft (which is wound onto a bobbin) from one side to the other.
Then I bring the reed forward, pushing the weft yarn into the body of the fabric. This is also referred to as beating.