First of all, congratulations to Andy Murry for winning the Montreal tournament. Not only that, he managed to beat his nemesis Novak! Also, welcome to Amy via Bloglovin.
I joined together all the cream coloured strips - for the warp, in a kind of knot (it isn't really a knot, just a way of joining that saves sewing them all together), then put them on the loom:
The next day, computer close by and DB on standby, off I went again. Only had to pull it out twice this time - getting better then:)
Eventually I got to grips with it but still find the turns difficult, 2" done eventually: