The thing that has held me back is that my floor loom is often tied up with larger projects, and further, I only have access to it at certain times of the week (my time is split between two houses in two different states/Kingdoms). That means large projects such as rugs or tunics take four times as long as they should.
I finally have have a solution for this - a table loom. I recently purchased and 8 shaft Ashford table loom from a friend. There was a huge mess with the shipping, given that UPS pretty much destroyed the loom in transit (still fighting with them over that... ugh). BUT I have received replacement parts from the US distributor (who, by the way, is FANTASTIC to work with), and this weekend I assembled her and did a test weave. She works and the warp is measured to start my first set of cloth samples and I am more than excited about this. It is my goal to have the first batch ready to display at Pennsic. Realistically, there is no "end" to this project, it could take years and the things I could do with it are pretty much endless. I love the idea though, and if all goes well, I hope to be able to share it with others at events.