I have been working on new designs for projects that are woven with loops on the potholder loom.
I used to dismiss them totally, but now that I have worked with high quality cotton loops, (these ones are from Harrisville Designs: Link)
I have changed my mind.
Loops have some really positive things going for them: They make a VERY sturdy fabric, which is just perfect for some projects, and they are just great for color work.
But, I really don’t recommend them as the way to teach a child or beginning weaver. I feel that starting people off with yarn is much easier. There are some challenges inherent in working with loops, and that’s why I’ve made this video.