One of the things that I enjoy the most about traditional archery is making a lot of the tackle myself. Take arrows for example: I have been making my own for 67 years (since I was 16). I discovered then that they were a lot cheaper to make myself than to buy ready-made. I also discovered that I really enjoyed the process. Another discovery was that building my own equipment gave me more of a connection with the sport. I admit that a lot of my efforts are sometimes pretty crude, but some are pretty darn nice.
If you are new to the sport, then why not try making some of your own articles?