So, as consolation, here's a gallery of photos of getting the colour and weave warp on the loom.
Here's the collection of chained warp sections. You can see one of the tie on labels that I used to distinguish the different sections.
And here are the sections of warp going on to an apron rod, all carefully ordered. The I used the green threads to divide each section and for selvedges.
I love this reed sleying method, it's so easy and quick that I've given up using my autodenter.
I'm getting quite adept now at the cut off, re-thread and sley and sew ends back in:
I spent about a week of spare moments getting the warp on the loom, and most of the next week weaving. There were complaints about this, and even protest. Here's little Annie. I wouldn't come and play with her, so she came to join in playing with the loom. She's rather taken with chewing on Texsolv. The treadle ties can take it, but she's destroyed a few heddles! Nothing for it, time to stop weaving and roll acorns down the stairs for Annie to chase!