This is one of the weaves I have produced recently for a project. In this weave I used lots of rya knots to create a fringed effect, and wove the rest with a plain weave but changing my yarn colour often.
I made my own loom using a canvas frame and hammering nails in the top and bottom where I could thread my warp threads ready for weaving. Ensure that the nails are not too far apart, you want the warp threads to be quite close. I staggered my row of nails so the warp threads could be closer together.
I think using the traditional weaving techniques you can create really beautiful and tactile pieces that look much more modern.