Yes, a new medium to make up the trilogy!!! I have just ordered this little baby:
I have a few weeks off work at the end of the year, so guess what I will be doing??
I asked quite a few people, and the deciding factor (apart from the cost) was a helpful reply from Holly Berry, who learnt to weave on the fabulous Mastercrafts series. She said her first loom was the Ashford 8 Shaft Table Loom - after 2 years she bought a 24-shaft Arm Loom for her studio, but said she still uses the Ashford for developing, sampling and experimenting. If you haven't seen the show, it's available on DVD ;)
I already have one of these ready:
Aaaaand a couple of 'how to weave' books on order! All I need now is a table (hello Ikea!) ... I have plenty of scrap yarn to practice on.
I have a 'to do' list to complete before I start learning how to weave ... consisting mainly of tidying the studio (incl. unpacking) and finishing off assembling our bed head (which is currently in pieces in the studio).
And of course, I will be documenting my progress right here! I'm sure the first step of putting the loom together and warping it up will be accompanied by much cursing ;)