The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Sunday 20 April 2014 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 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 Dobby Loom 16/24 Shafts

Looking to buy a DOBBY LOOM with 16 / 24 Shafts. Wide width preferred. All looms and conditions considered. Based in Hampshire, and willing to collect within reasonable distance.


Contact: Claire Gaudion
Tel: 07748 983 736
Advertised Since: Saturday 15 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


Schacht Combby for an 8 harness Schacht Mighty Wolf loom.  It worked when I last used it, but it made too many mistakes for me.  It may be possible to set it up better.  Many projects were fine, but some weren't (especially those with more than 4 shafts lifted at one time).  It is wonderful when working.  Warning: it needs to be driven by a computer running appropriate software (Weave It and Fiberworks, among others) on a pre-Windows XP computer.  Win 98 works fine.   Computer may be availabel at separate price if you do not have one.  Buyer to collect from East Yorkshire.

£100 ono

Contact: Beverly Usher
Tel: 01430 432 166
Advertised Since: Tuesday 21 August 2012

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

4. Four Shaft Floor Loom

Treadle loom, one metre wide. Probably dates to 1930's and reputed to have belonged to the London School of Weaving. Good condition. Also comes with weaving bench and accessories (5 Schacht plastic bobbins 10 cm, 10 Paper quills,Autodenter,Schacht slim boat shuttle 25 cm,Glimakra rug shuttle 35x3 cm,Glimakra ski shuttle 64 cm ,Glimakra Temples 50-75,Ball winder,Glimakra bobbin winder,Glimakra Umbrella swift 1.5 m, Weavers clips 10cm)   Collection from Anglesey.

£300 ono

Contact: Jan Steiner
Tel: 07774 967 074
Advertised Since: Sunday 09 March 2014

5. Leclerc Nilus II 8 shaft 45” Jack loom

Leclerc Loom – Nilus II 8 shaft 45" Jack loom.  Very reluctant sale. 10 front attached treadles, Sectional 1" warp beam with tensioning system. Sectional warping box. 2 x warping frames with spools. 3 x reeds (8, 12 and 20 ends per inch). Bench with storage bins either end plus lift up centre storage. Fold up chair for warping inside frame. Temples plus other items of equipment. There are books, CD magazines and DVDs that also can be taken. Hardly used due injury. Collection will be required. Based in Bristol

£2000 ono

Contact: Mrs. Angela Panes
Tel: 07971 674 898
Advertised Since: Tuesday 25 March 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. Harris Eight Shaft Floor Loom


excellent condition, bought from Style Mill in Cheshire where it was used by Peter Collingwood for weaving demonstrations. Located in Cumbria, buyer to collect. Any questions please ask!


Offers around £900

Contact: Viv Harrison
Tel: 07836 601 199
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 August 2012

7. Solid, Versatile loom, 42" reed

Bought from Roehampton College in the early 1960's.  I was looking for a strong loom that could be fitted with a second warp beam needed for the type of cloth I was sampling.  The alterations to the loom for the second warp beam were done by the carpenters at the mill where I worked, the beam is from a Lancashire power loom.  I was not interested in the flying shuttle mechanism, which needed some repair anyway, so I removed the picking mechanism (keeping the parts carefully in case of being needed in the future).  I found the batten well balanced and quite heavy and I have woven a range of cloths, including floor rugs, with ease.  The wide circumference of the warp beam is a joy to use when putting on a warp and is distinctive.  The loom is set up with four shafts at the minute but is easily adapted to eight, possibly more, there is plenty of depth in the loom.  For the photograph:  I have reassembled the picking mechanism.  Note the "bow" which carries the picker back into position, ready for the shuttle on its return journey.  Loom width: 51/52", with flying shuttle batten 77/78".  Depth: 58/59" including the overhang of the warp beam.  Height: 67/68" (64/65" + extra for batten).  It is possible that this loom is of Scottish origin.

Collection from Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

£550 ono

Contact: Gil Osorio
Tel: 01625 582 301
Advertised Since: Tuesday 25 March 2014

8. Danish Floor Loom

DANISH FLOOR LOOM  4 -way..String heddles. Weaves up to 40  inches. Shuttles.   Warping  mill.  Bobbin  winder, Seat.  Assorted yarns also available.   West Devon area    Buyer Collects

£450 ono

Contact: Sybil Tope
Tel: 01837 861315
Advertised Since: Thursday 14 November 2013

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

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

17. Dryad 4 Shaft Counter Balance Floor Loom

Weaving width is approx 110cm.  The dimensions of the loom are width: 139cm, depth: 108cm, height: 152cm.  It comes with 2 reeds (5 and 14 dent) a warping frame, raddle, cross sticks, second beam and stool.  Buyer would need to collect from Nottingham.


Contact: Kate Cole
Tel: 0754 558 2994
Advertised Since: Friday 02 September 2011

29. American Studio Floor Loom

American built STUDIO floor loom.  Four shafts, six treadles, sectioned warp beam.  Four foot beam, wire heddles.  Very good condition.  


Contact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362 (Perthshire)
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 March 2012

DL2. George Wood Dobby Loom

With fly shuttle, 16 shafts, 36" weaving width.  Very good condition - complete and in dry storage, ready to be collected in West London.  Reduced price.  If you wish to arrange a viewing, or have any questions, please call.


Contact: Tarun Gidoomal
Tel: +44 7951 433487
Advertised Since: Wednesday 16 November 2011

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

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

TL1. Glimakra Regina Upright Tapestry Loom

2 shafts.  1.50 metre weaving width, 20+ years old.  With shafts, beater, 3 sets of treadles, 2 harnesses, and warpboard on the back of the loom. Also includes warp sticks, heddles and reed.  Floor space:  1.05 metres x 1.86 metres.  Max height: 1.93 metres.  Approx weight: 97 kilos.  In perfect working order apart from some minor hammer marks on frame and 2 rubber feet missing.  If interested in this item, we strongly recommend that you collect it (Peebles in Scottish borders) so you can disassemble it into pieces and so know how to re-assemble it later. A quantity of Craftsman's Mark weaving wool is also offered for sale separately.

Offers over £850

Contact: Richard Forsyth
Tel: 07770 42 42 41
Advertised Since: Monday 02 January 2012

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