Before upgrading to a large blanket loom, get used to starting and finishing a project with home made or inexpensive looms. No one should invest in a full on fabric weaving loom without a desire to weave long pieces of fabric which can be tedious to the unenthusiastic and a waste of money to the well intentioned soul. A simple table top loom can cost from $60 to $150 plus.
The first people did not run to the craft store to make looms. Through trial and error they learned to make the most efficient looms from natural local materials. You can, too!
Get primitive. Get smart and make a loom. Your forefathers did! Get crafty and creative! Take your basic weaving to the next level.