This is a sample from the Echo weave part that we did on the first day. If you see purple, your eye is fooling you. The warp and weft are both 8/2 Tencel which is a form of rayon. The tie-up is a traditional 8-shaft twill.
This is a sample woven in Jin. The only difference is changing one harness on each treadle and the use of a second yarn known as a tabby, which is one shot of a different thread woven as plain weave. That thread's function is to tie down the weft and keep it in place. It's slower to weave but it's certainly interesting. The tabby is where I made the most mistakes, which just tells me that I need to do it more to teach my muscle memory.
Linda recommended that we use a finer thread for the weft and I only had three colors in a size 16/2 bamboo, nothing else finer. I bought it a long time ago because I was going to weave Huck lace scarves until I wove a couple and realized how time intensive they were. We were instructed to add enough warp to weave a scarf after we had finished all our samples. The black is the finer thread and from this sample I decided to use it for my weft.
I chose three patterns and alternated them.