I'm getting it!
I got some advice from other weavers (thank you!) and found a video that helped a lot.
It actually looks like inkle weaving now!
I found THIS video and it made all the difference. I'm a very visual learner and seeing
how she laid in her warp with a little loop on the side that she could pull to adjust after beating
in the weft made a huge difference. My selveges are really straight and nice now. Yay!
Also, I decided to try using something with a finer edge (I used a Panera Bread card)
to beat in the weft may have made a difference too. It seems to work really well.
Although, it's a bit hard on my hand. I'll be looking for a better shuttle that has a good edge.
Here's the edge of the shuttle I have now. It's thick and rounded.
I don't think it does a very good job of pushing the weft into place.
I'm so excited to finally be inkle weaving!
I've seen so many great designs and fun ideas of things to make with it.
I think I've got a good start now and it'll be fun to try different designs and projects with it.