I have four selvedge questions which I don't believe have been answered on this site. At least I couldn't find them. I have a Fanny but I think these questions could apply for any loom.
First, I've read that you shouldn't double-up selvedges if using a temple. But what if you're threading the reed at two or more threads for the rest of the project? For example, threading a 10-dent reed at 2 threads per dent for 20 epi? Should the last 2 reed slots only have 1 thread to accommodate the temple?
Second, how do I tell if a draft pattern will need a floating selvedge? Do I look at the tie-up part of the pattern or the treadling part? Some patterns will let you know if a floating selvedge is needed, others don't and I don't want to wait until I start weaving to find out "Oh, looks like my selvedges aren't catching. Drat!"
Third, on a narrow project, say less than 8 inches, does anyone have tips on how to actually throw a shuttle? On such a narrow project, even with a small shuttle, one can't really "throw" anything – but rather just hand it over from one hand to the other. Do you still pass the shuttle close to the reed for something like this? Does it matter for proper selvedges?
Fourth, would it help to have an odd number of warp ends in a project to avoid one selvedge edge looking better than the other?
I know there a lot of questions in this one post, but any help is greatly appreciated! I've asked my very smart corgi but all I get in response is a blank stare.