The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Saturday 29 August 2015 at 09:30

Floor Looms

Dobby looms, Jacquard looms and tapestry looms follow in separate sections


Having trouble setting up your loom?  In a muddle with warping?

It can be so frustrating when all you want to do is start not call in the Loom Wizard?  I will travel to you to help you to sort out any problems you are experiencing with your loom.  With over 25 years of experience with all types of hand looms (excluding dobby looms) I have set up and fine tuned numerous looms.  I can also help with warping and tie-ups.  

I am prepared to travel within a radius of 50 miles of Midhurst, West Sussex.

"Having had over 2 weeks of frustration with my counterbalance loom, I contacted Hilary in,
 despair, she quickly came to the rescue, spotted the problems, retied the heddles & treadles
 so that I am happily  weaving again- marvellous!"   Janice

"Hilary came to my rescue when I had borrowed a small Lillstina Floor Loom that was in need of some restoration.  With great anticipation of weaving again after 25 years I suddenly felt completely helpless and frustrated having no idea where to begin or who to ask for help.  Hilary arrived, repair kit in hand and tackled the problem with enthusiasm and know how. She reconstructed the parts that weren’t functioning leaving me all set up ready to start; I have been happily weaving rugs since.  The Loom is now in a very good state, which makes warping up much simpler. Thank you very much Hilary."  Daphne


£20 per hour (includes travelling time) plus 40p per mile

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Advertised Since: Sunday 14 April 2013

WANTED TO BUY OR HIRE George Wood Dobby Loom


George Wood - 8 or 16 Shaft Dobby Loom

To be used in a touring public exhibition between 09 Oct 2015 - 14 January 2017

Contact: Martino/ Gemma
Tel: 020 8985 5344
Advertised Since: Monday 10 August 2015

WANTED Glimakra Countermarche Floor Loom

I am looking for a Glimakra Countermarche floor loom.

Contact: Janet Coppins
Tel: 01243 789 293 or mobile: 07722 044 932
Advertised Since: Monday 17 March 2014

WANTED for AVL dobby loom

Wanted - second beam for AVL dobby loom.  40" sectional or standard.  Can arrange courier to pick up.  Anyone with two beams who only uses one?   

Contact: Sallie
Tel: 01723 859 465
Advertised Since: Saturday 23 March 2013

16 shaft mechanical dobby loom system - see Dobby Loom 2.

Advertised Since: Sunday 25 January 2015

1. Countermarch Floor Loom

Four shafts, 5' weaving width, pull cord operated warp beam release, in built raddle plus adjustable weaver's bench.

£600 ono

Contact: Grace
Tel: 01594 517226 or 01594 510740 (glos) cp/hill
Advertised Since: Friday 12 August 2011

2. Harris 8 Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom

HARRIS Counter March 8 shaft floor loom with double back beam, made from macorie hard wood. A strong reliable work horse who has served me well for many years. Buyer needs to collect from Milton Keynes.  Please call to arrange a viewing or for any queries.

£2000 ono

Contact: Miriam Anderson
Tel: 01908 225 966 (until end of September 2013) then: 07583 689 702
Advertised Since: Tuesday 27 August 2013

3. Nilus Leclerc Jack Type Loom

Nilus Leclerc, Jack-type, 36" loom. Rising action. 4 harness, 6 treadles. Loom has had very little use. Bought in 1978. Very good condition. Ratchet handle missing, hence fair price £1000. Move requires sale! Buyer collects. Alnwick, Northumberland.

£600 ono

Contact: Sandra Keenan
Tel: 01665 602 922
Advertised Since: Tuesday 26 August 2014

4. Hand Made Crofters Loom

Hand made crofters loom by W. Tennant of Dingwall.  Made from Iroko wood.  4 shaft and 6 treadles.
Measures 5' x 4'9" x 5' 10" High.  Attached warping frame and pegs.  4 extra Frames and reeds, set of wire healds.  Technical drawings.
Buyer collects (North Wales)

£900 ono

Contact: Kay Wilkinson
Tel: 01407 832 510 or mobile: 07999 887 573
Advertised Since: Monday 02 June 2014

5a. AVL Warping Wheel

AVL Warping Wheel.  Very reluctant Sale. AVL Warping Wheel complete setup with Counter. Hardly used due to injury. Collection with be required. Based in Bristol

£500 ono

Contact: Mrs. Angela Panes
Tel: 07971 647 898
Advertised Since: Tuesday 25 March 2014

6. Glimakra Standard Four Shaft Loom

Glimakra Standard counterbalance 120cm 4 shaft loom. Swedish pine. 30 -120 Reed and 50-120 Reed. Table Warping Mill 2.5m. Complete with full accessories and ready for immediate use after assembly. Includes instructions for assembly and original paperwork (bought new in 1989 one owner). Very good condition.   Will consider delivery within 30 miles of Pewsey, Wiltshire.


Advertised Since: Monday 08 September 2014

7. Wolf Pup Floor Loom

Schacht Spindle Wolf Pup in perfect condition, 18 inch weaving width. Includes various accessories – warping sticks, shuttles of varying lengths, a warping frame, raddle, fork and a selection of yarns.

Reading, Berkshire – buyer collects.



Advertised Since: Tuesday 02 December 2014

8. Dryad Floor Loom

Dimensions: 95cm x 95cm x 170xm.  Weaving width: 33".  4 Shafts.   Buyer collects from London, Hampstead NW3.

£150 or offers considered

Contact: Rose Basone
Tel: 07947 406 345 (London Hampstead area)
Advertised Since: Friday 07 August 2015

9. Harris Four Shaft Counterbalance Loom

HARRIS 4 shaft Counterbalance loom. This is a sturdy well built Teak loom. It is in full working order with metal heddles, 6 treadles and an 8 epi reed.
Excellent condition.
Sale in Lancashire


£350 ono

Contact: Viv Scott
Tel: 01254 52517
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 July 2015

11. Countermarch Floor Loom

COUNTERMARCH FLOOR LOOM  4 / 8 Shafts. Fitted with the Texsolv tie-up system. Hasn't been used for a while due to other commitments.  Various reeds, shuttles and sticks etc. included.   To be collected from North London


£200 ono

Contact: Brenda Godrich
Tel: 020 7607 8975
Advertised Since: Friday 01 February 2013

12. Don Porritt Countermarch 8 shaft loom

Don Porritt countermarche floor loom, 8 shafts, 10 treadles, 130cm weaving width, double back beam (no apron on top beam), brand new Texsolv tie-up all round, reed (8dpi - Note: reed width 110cm), raddle, sticks etc.     Collection from Dawlish, Devon.

Loom: £500

Contact: Padmavyuha 01626 439401
Tel: 01626 439 401
Advertised Since: Monday 25 November 2013

14. Glimakra Julia Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Glimakra Julia 4 shaft counterbalance floor loom.  Brand new, natural wood (not red gables), 26" (67cm) weaving width.  Comes with 10 dpi stainless steel reed, 4 treadles and lamms, 500 texsolv heddles, lease sticks, warp sticks, shaft holders, tie-up kit, non slip feet, DVD and booklet containing assembly and warping instructions.  Dimensions: H 130cm, D 80cm, W 78cm.  Buyer to collect from Basildon, Essex.

£630 ono

Contact: Edel Clarke
Tel: 01268 287 214
Advertised Since: Monday 05 January 2015

15. Dryad Upright Floor Loom

Dimensions: (HxWxD) Imperial (in) 70x44x29 Weaving Width: 34.5 metric(cm) 178x112x74 Weaving Width: 87

Buyer to collect from Near Twyford, Berks 

Offers welcome

Contact: J. Allaway
Tel: 0118 969 3229
Advertised Since: Tuesday 28 January 2014

16. Lervad 12 Shaft Floor Loom

Lervad 12 shaft floor loom. Countermarch.  Strong construction from beech.  Weaving width: 120 cm.  includes: 2 boat shuttles, 2 reeds and 2 stick shuttles.   Very good condition.   Collection only from Crieff, Perthshire.


Contact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362
Advertised Since: Friday 15 May 2015

17. Walter Arm Biglen floor loom with 6 shafts

Walter Arm Biglen floor loom with 6 shafts.  Dimensions: 140cm high, 124cm wide, 105cm depth.
Used by mother to weave large rugs, but has been in storage for many years.  Stored indoors, with some parts wrapped in plastic,  so in pretty good condition apart from the following:
1) some of the reeds are rusty
2) some of the bolts are missing
3) small easily replaceable rectangle of wood is missing from one side
4) strut on one side of loom has lost its end (see photo), presumably
one could make another strut?

Loom currently in Durham just south of Newcastle upon Tyne. Please contact
us if you would like to see more photos, and I can email them to you.
There is a  metal table loom which you would be welcome to take also


£250 ono

Contact: The Lindseys
Tel: 07733 985 820 or 01913 868 536
Advertised Since: Thursday 30 April 2015

18. Schacht Baby Wolf SOLD

International Move forces sale.     Schacht Baby Wolf, 26” weaving width, 4 harness, 6 treadle, two reeds, raddle, lease sticks.  Slightly damaged wood near 1 wheel.  Collection from Bolton, Lancs



Advertised Since: Friday 31 October 2014

20. Harris Four Shaft Counterbalance Loom

HARRIS 4 shaft Counterbalance loom.  This is a sturdy well built Teak loom. It is in full working order with metal heddles, 6 treadles and an 8 epi reed.  I also have a warping board and a small raddle available.
I am selling it because I need the space in the shed where it resides and I use another loom indoors.
This loom is to be collected from Surbiton KT6
Please phone me with any questions.

£450 or reasonable offers considered UNDER OFFER

Contact: Joan Scriven
Tel: 0208 390 2019
Advertised Since: Monday 08 June 2015

21. Dryad Upright Two Shaft Loom

Dryad upright two shaft floor loom suitable for rugs and tapestry.  Sturdy construction (does not dismantle).  Approx. 30" weaving width.   More details available on request.  Collection only from Crieff, Perthshire.


Contact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362
Advertised Since: Friday 15 May 2015

22. Toika Floor Loom

Toika Floor Loom
4/8 shafts, 6/10 treadles, string heddles, assorted reeds, shuttles, warping sticks and some yarn, fitted bench.  Full assembly instructions.
This loom weaves beautifully and has had one lady owner from new before me. It has been looked after well in the short time i have had it. Personal reasons forces sale or I would not be parting with this loom.
Please feel free to message/email me for more info.
Collection only from Mansfield, Nottingham.


Contact: Jayne Woodbridge
Tel: 07720 771 387
Advertised Since: Sunday 18 January 2015

23. Leclerc 4 Shaft Artisat 36" Floor Loom

Leclerc 4 Shaft Artisat 36" Floor Loom
Excellent condition, very compact folding to a depth of 14" with warp on.  Sale includes 7 Shuttles, 1 Reed, Heddles, large amount of Spacers and an assortment of Stick Shuttles, plus many other items of equipment.
Also included are 19 excellent condition weaving books and an assortment of weaving magazines.
Please phone for more details and photos,
Collection only from South West Dorset Area.

£750 ono

Contact: F. Lancaster
Tel: 01202 699 676
Advertised Since: Monday 19 January 2015

24. George Wood Floor Loom

George Wood four shaft counterbalance floor loom that belonged to a local weaver.  The beater and the front beam are missing.  This is a project that may suit someone who has a George Wood loom and needs parts for it  or someone who wishes to restore this loom to its former glory.  Collection only from Petersfield, Hants.


Contact: Gwyneth Allen
Tel: 01730 262 250 or 07740 487 037
Advertised Since: Thursday 05 February 2015

25. George Maxwell 16 Shaft Loom

16 Shaft, two beam, English Countermarch loom made by George Maxwell for Marianne Straub.  5' x 5' x 47" weaving width.  2,080 Texsolv heddles.  Collection from East Sussex.


Contact: Caroline Richards
Tel: 01424 439 758
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 February 2015

26. Karelia Floor Loom

Mother in law's Karelia floor loom for sale.  Four shafts,  33" weaving width.  1980's model. Price includes bench, extra shuttles, warping equipment, yarn winder, warping board, Peter Collingwood book etc. etc.  Collection from Cambridgeshire.



Contact: Sarah Mardon
Tel: 07535 001 291 or landline: 01638 508 322
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 February 2015

DL1. George Wood 16 Shaft Dobby Loom REDUCED

George Wood 16 Shaft Dobby Loom, good condition, a strong, reliable loom that has served me well for many years. Selling due to studio downsize. It has a 38" weaving width, 16 shafts, lots of heddles, double back beams, spreader, 9 reeds of assorted sizes and widths, more than enough pegs and lags. Please call me if you have any questions or enquiries. Buyer to collect from Derbyshire.

£950 reduced price due to quick sale as downsizing and moving studio

Contact: Helen Meakin
Tel: 07939 242 344
Advertised Since: Saturday 28 February 2015

DL2. Full Frame Technical Dobby Loom

Reconditioned loom:full frame technical dobby loom. (R*0911A; S/N:01824; year 1993)
24 harness, metal heddle harnesses. ( with approx 2000 metal heddles) 
compu-dobby I, 24H, bottom swing beater, auto advance (cog + gear style-older style) 
plain warp beam, apron, apron rod, cloth storage, apron, apron rod with CS tension system, integrated bench, illustrated instruction manual.   48'' 1/2 yard sectional warp beam with metal hoops for 2'' spacing, include; warp beam, warp seperation roller, crank, warp tension system. 
raddle 48''
stainless steel reed 48'', 16 DPI
stainless steel reed 48'', 18 DPI
weavemaker Mi for mac Lion, os 10.6 and up 
Heddles, Flat steel (a very large box of them, extra to the 2000 that are already on the shafts)

Plus I have a large warping mill, shuttles, cone rack, weave books. which i can include all with the loom.   Can arrange delivery.


Contact: Sahdiya Yaqoob
Tel: 07428 112 762 (Derby)
Advertised Since: Friday 15 May 2015

DL3. 24 Shaft ARM Loom,SOLD

24 Shaft ARM Loom, Patronic B60    made by ARM CH-3507, Bingden, Switzerland.  Weaving width 60cm (max).  24 shafts with 1200/shaft.  2 warp beams with ratchet handle and lease rods.  Sliding beater.  Driving by 2 treadles or crank handle.  Also have 11 reeds for the loom: 10,11,12,13,14,15,18,20,22,24 & 26.  A flat warp winder and a couple of boxes of yarns available too.  Loom is in very good condition.  Buyer collects from Devon.


Advertised Since: Thursday 06 November 2014

DL4. Full Frame AVL Mechanical Dobby

40" full frame AVL loom.  Mechanical Dobby.  4 box shuttle race.  4 weighted boat shuttles.  24 harness.  Swing beater.  2 sectional warp beams.  Cloth storage.  Fully illustrated manual.  Tension arm and box.  Spool rack with cardboard spools.  Lags and Pegs.  3 reeds.  2 temples.  12 pirns.  Full working order.  Extras: Schacht sidekick spinning wheel and Ashford 103 cm tapestry loom.   Collection from Glasgow area.

£5,000 ono

Contact: Jane Gregory
Tel: 07731 765 953
Advertised Since: Tuesday 11 August 2015

DL5. Harris 24 shaft Dobby Loom

HARRIS 24 shaft dobby loom. 3m high, 1.4 metres wide going up to 2.55 with fly shuttle, 2.2 m deep inc pedal.  80 lags with metal pegs. 36" weaving width. 2 beams, additional fly shuttle, reeds, other bits and pieces.   Collection from Oxford



£2000 ono

Contact: Ally Baker
Tel: 01865 864 812
Advertised Since: Friday 15 November 2013

DL6. LeClerc Weavebird Compu-Dobby Loom

Sadly for sale due to lack of space and not enough use! This amazing loom is a 16shaft, 36 inch compu-dobby loom. it comes with a single back beam, hundreds of inserted eye heddles, three reeds(10,12,15), lease sticks, warp rods, the interface box, all assembly instructions, Leclerc book and some other bits and pieces.
This loom would cost nearly £7000 with a long wait for delivery from Canada. Delivery alone was £1300...
The loom has to be dismantled for storage soon as I have to move it but I have plenty of examples of what it can produce. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. It is a beautiful thing and in lovely condition with no marks, scratches or damage of any kind. It is only 2 years old therefore has all the latest systems attached!
This item is heavy and bulky and should be collected from Taunton area.

£5500 ono (As advised by Weavebird agent in the UK)

Contact: Clementina Stiegler
Tel: 07810 216 274 (Somerset)
Advertised Since: Thursday 27 August 2015

DL7. Louët Megado Mechanical Dobby Floor Loom

Louët Megado Mechanical Dobby Floor Loom (16 shaft, 130 cm weaving width)

This beautiful loom was purchased brand new from The Handweaver's Studio in 2012, shipped direct from Louet in Holland. It has only had one owner (myself) and used for personal use. It is in perfect condition and comes with a Louet bench and a Louet flyshuttle (flyshuttle is brand new, never been used, and includes the shuttle and bobbins). The loom is gorgeous to work on, simple to operate, and robust enough to handle a variety of projects. The Megado is made of ash hardwood and is finished with a double coat of semi gloss lacquer. Included with the loom are: a large shelf, built-in raddle, Texsolve heddles on the first four shafts, lease and tie-up sticks, bench, and a brand new flyshuttle. This loom breaks down very easily, although the most complex castle section can luckily stay pre-assembled. If interested, the mechcanial lobby on this loom can be easily upgraded to an electronic lobby for digital weaving use. This loom would be an excellent addition to a university or larger weaving studio, or alternatively to someone looking to advance their personal studio practice.

Collection method from North London: I am only selling this loom because I am downsizing studios. It is a beautiful loom to work with and has been handled with great care. I am based in Highgate, North London, and would be happy to suggest an excellent, efficient person who can help transport this loom to its new home. My moving person is very familiar with transporting looms and has moved this particular loom before.

(The full price I paid from Handweaver's Studio when purchasing (for the loom, bench, flyshuttle) was just over £7000).

Further details & advantages of weaving on a Louet loom:
Total dimensions for this loom: Megado 130 weaving width: 181 x 127 x 131 cm (71 1/4" x 50" x 51 5/8")
Full description for this loom can also be found here:

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a viewing or for more information. 

£5500 (includes all above items listed)

Contact: Amy Revier
Tel: 07963 596 637
Advertised Since: Saturday 13 June 2015

DL9. AVL Reconditioned 16" 24 harness Workshop Dobby Loom

AVL reconditioned 16" 24 harness Workshop Dobby Loom.  USB-Serial High speed adaptor for PC or Mac.  WeaveMaker software for MAC OS X and Manual on CD-ROM.   Small Handshuttle (includes 3 bobbins; 11" length).  16" stainless steel reed.  Sley hooks.  Upgrade 16 " Pawl and Gear, WDL - cloth beam only.  Above was used only a few weeks after importing from U.S.A.     Collection from Cardiff area.


Contact: C. Wagg
Tel: Chris: 0770 2233 728 or Steve: 0776 214 8723
Advertised Since: Friday 19 July 2013

DL21. George Wood Loom Frame

36" with 3 box fly shuttle, 16 shaft Robert Hall mechanical dobby head and quantity of industrial shafts - needs some DIY skills to restore shuttle boxes and adjust dobby and assemble as a working loom - only £450 - could help assemble at reasonable rate(£80/day+ travel) within 50 of mile radius of mid wales.


Contact: Steve Attwood-Wright
Tel: 01686 670793 (Shropshire/Mid Wales Border)
Advertised Since: Friday 06 November 2009

DL6b. George Wood 16 Shaft 36" Weaving Width Dobby Loom

Purchased from local university but unable to erect and use due to recurring back problem.  Dismantled and ready for collection. Sold as seen at  bargain price: £990.


Contact: Dorothy Hutchings
Tel: 01509 821601 (Leics)
Advertised Since: Monday 02 January 2012

TL2. Ashford Tapestry Floor Loom


I bought this beautiful loom new last September, but am reluctantly having to sell due to the development of a chronic shoulder condition, which is preventing me from weaving.

The loom is solid silver beech. It is very comfortable and easy to use as it tilts (see photos), which makes the weaving of the lower work on the frame much easier on the back. It is also height adjustable and includes a leashing rod. The warp tension is also adjustable and works very well from the top of the frame.

DIMENSIONS;  Height 173cm (68")  Width 122cm (48")  Weaving width 29"x40"

The loom can be disassembled into two parts for easier transportation. I am happy to travel part-way to meet a buyer. I live in West Wales (Aberystwyth).

£375 ono

Contact: Hilary Owen
Tel: 01974 251538. Please call if any further queries (Aberystwyth area)
Advertised Since: Monday 20 July 2015

TL5. Maxwell Upright Tapestry Loom

A bespoke loom crafted by in the early 1960's by Maxwell's. This was made for a family friend's home studio whilst she was a textile lecturer at Central Saint Martins University, London.  The loom has weaving width of roughly 76", it has 2 shafts, 3 pairs of pedals, metal top & bottom rollers & a reed holder. The string heddles would need to be replaced.  This has been unused & dry stored in her barn for a number of years .  The overall dimensions of the loom are roughly : 86"w x 40"d x 74"h

I am selling this on behalf of a family friend : if you have any questions I would be more than happy to pass them onto the owner.  Buyer to collect from Saffron Walden. Essex.



£990 ono

Contact: R. Jeffery
Tel: 07814 508 291
Advertised Since: Thursday 23 August 2012