I am very new to weaving (began last year) and have a 15" Schacht Rigid Heddle Loom. I am learning to weave 'on my own' via the internet, books, and plain 'ol experimentation! Right now I am making items with worsted wt. cotton because it is readily available and inexpensive to work with while I'm learning. I love the look of 'overshot' patterns so I am hoping to graduate to a Schacht Wolf Pup in the future when I save enough $. I like Schacht looms because they are sturdy, nicely finished, and made here in the USA!