More good ideas
It's great that so many people want to collect good ideas but I think it's time for some more good ideas and/or a few introductions
So here's my introduction - I took my first weaving class in 1972 just after leaving university and was hooked. For lots of reasons I didn't buy a loom. A few years later I took a spinning class and had the sense to buy a wheel. I eventually did a couple of very short weaving courses, bought 2 pre-loved looms and turned out about 1 project every couple of years as I worked full time studied part time, worked for my professional association - you know how it is. In 2005 I had the oportunity to do a 2 year weaving certificate course through my local guild - about 160 hours of classes together with homework, folios, and projects. I just loved it even if I did sometimes do my homework after midnight on the night before the next class.
I'm only sorry I took so long to get serious about my weaving. I've now got 3 looms - a Toika 8 shaft floor loom, a Noble 8 shaft table loom and a Druva 4 shaft floor loom and often have something going on all three, a serious stash and am working hard to make up for lost time
And another good idea - I was in my local hardware barn - Bunnings in Australia, Home Depot in the US - looking for paint colours for a project at work when I saw these neat little colour scheme cards. While they're obviously designed for painting the house, I thought they could work for weaving as well, especially for anyone who's not confident with colour or who just wants to try something other than their favourite colours. They even came with instructions to use 60% of one colour, 30% of another and make it up to 100% using the other 3 as accents. I went to the stash and found some colours that were pretty close and did some wrappings. I think they have great potential as towels for a blue kitchen or I might use them for the warp faced plain weave bands I make and turn into eyeglass cases - but not yet, I'm having too much fun with a painted warp
Have a look at your local hardware barn or paint shop, who knows what you might find