In between visitors, I managed to finish threading the scarf warp on the dobby loom:
The image I'm weaving on the jacquard loom as a demo piece is based on a NASA photo of Miranda, a moon of Uranus. Miranda has the most gnarly surface you can imagine, with crevasses that would dwarf the Grand Canyon by a hundred-fold if they were on our Earth. Inspired by Alice's explorations of families of granite weaves, I did some experiments of my own, hoping to come up with a series of weaves that would product more surface texture than shaded satins do.
Here's a cropped version of the original image, with the weaves applied:
and the first few inches of weaving:
and a closeup: