Well, I got started weaving and was making progress.
When I had enough woven that I needed to wind up the beam to make room to weave more, I released the brake, wound. set the break and was tightening the front beam when Rrrrippp! The apron on the front of the loom ripped halfway.
This makes it impossible to wind on more and also makes the tension uneven. What to do? I ran and got some red shoelaces and tied it up until I could figure out what to do. Sometimes it is good to sleep on it and come back fresh with solutions the next day.
I have a plan and will try it tomorrow. Stay tuned....