The original plan had been to weave a length of plain
1 - wet/damp linen is much easier to work with.
2 - sizing is your friend! I used boiled flax seeds. It's much easier to apply this diluted in a spay bottle than attempting to brush it onto the warp.
3 - For whatever reason my floating warps kept snapping. I was able to fix this by soaking the warp thread in the sizing then reinforcing it with a thread of fine beading wire. Fishing line would probably work better but I didn't have any on hand. Next time I am working with a fine, inflexible warp, I will get some fishing line.
4 - I need a better cushion on my weaving bench. Ouch.