The second sample is woven with 100% wool, which has slubs of dark throughout. It is another yarn I picked up at an estate sale. This sample is from pg. 14, version VIII. It is easy to treadle and memorize the sequence. This one seems to be a bit firmer fabric, and the edges looked better.
After weaving about 6", I ended the sample with some plain weave, and coated the inch with glue. I'm letting it dry overnight, and then I will slip a rod in the shed, cut off my samples before the glued area, and then reattach the glued area and the rod to my apron rod with texsolv cord. I like this method for cutting samples, or completed projects off the loom without much loom waste.
I am going to cut my samples in half, keep one half unwashed as a reference, and wash the other half until the fabric feels stable. It should be felted enough to keep me from poking a fingernail through the weave. Once I check for shrinkage, I will be able to figure out how much to weave for each bear.