Have a few more yards to wind, but will go ahead and start sleying the reed. The cross holder I use works the best on this loom. I can just sley a few threads, go for cake, then return without loosing my cross.
I use the orange loopers to help secure the warp chain to the breast beam. The yellow rubber band on the cross holder is to hold it onto the breast beam. Maybe I need something to hold me onto the loom bench so I get some threads threaded!