This is a great article that sums up the tension between a rigid heddle loom and a multi shaft floor loom. I think that there are more considerations, regarding floor space and time constraints, but this does sum up most of the issue. Rigid heddle looms do have a lot more versatility to them than they appear to at first. If I’m honest I should spend a lot more time with my rigid heddle loom learning all of the neat tricks it is capable of. I’ve got to make a lace scarf at some point using some of the techniques available to me. Maybe that will be one of my next projects!