Dobby looms, Jacquard looms and tapestry looms follow in separate sections
THE LOOM WIZARD
Having trouble setting up your loom? In a muddle with warping?
It can be so frustrating when all you want to do is start weaving....so....why 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.
"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 mileContact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Advertised Since: Sunday 14 April 2013
Wanted - Countermarch Floor Loom
Countermarche floor loom Louet Hollandia type with low castle 4/8 shafts.
Tel: 01209 712 067
Advertised Since: Saturday 27 October 2012
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?
Tel: 01723 859 465
Advertised Since: Saturday 23 March 2013
Wanted - weaving bench or seat
Wanted Weaving bench/ seat to use with a Floor Loom. Local to Lancashire would be an advantage but if it can be posted thats ok.
Tel: 01254 52517
Advertised Since: Sunday 07 April 2013
Leclerc weaving bench for sale. See Miscellaneous section of this website.
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 onoContact: Beverly Usher
Tel: 01430 432 166
Advertised Since: Tuesday 21 August 2012
2. Four Shaft Floor Loom
The loom is a four-shaft solid oak floor loom with wire heddles having a weaving width of 100cm. It has 6 pedals and an underslung beater. Accessories included are a warp board, shuttles, numerous spools and a tenterhook. The loom was beautifully hand-crafted and used by my late father and is currently located in north Dorset. The matching stool is available if required. Would prefer the buyer to collect but may be able to deliver locally. Please contact me for more photos and details if required.
£280 onoContact: John Walker
Tel: 0118 978 7630
Advertised Since: Thursday 23 August 2012
3. Four Shaft Floor Loom
Manufactured in Hawkhurst, Kent. 42" (106cm) weaving width. Height 55" (140cm), Width 55" (140cm), Depth 44" (112cm). Very easy tie up. Six pedals, four shafts, wire heddles. Includes raddle and 2 reeds (size 8 & 18).
£400. (Buyer to collect from Faversham, Kent. Post code ME13 7BE)Contact: Beatrice Larkin
Tel: 07732 669 449
Advertised Since: Monday 01 August 2011
4. Arrol Young, Galashiels Scotland, Floor Loom
This century old weaving loom was Manufactured in Scotland by Arrol Young Loom Makers. 32" weaving width. Height (170cm), Width (150cm), Depth (140cm) with fly shuttle. It is currently dismantled and is fairly easy to erect again. The loom is a complete set and should be able to be put to use without too much hassle. Please contact me if you would like to make any sort of offer, but it is collection only from Cardiff (large car or van).
£400 (Buyer to collect from Cardiff Centre, CF10 3NB)Contact: Joshua Burns
Tel: 07717 222 598
Advertised Since: Saturday 12 January 2013
5. Nilus Leclerc Floor Loom
NILUS LECLERC 'NILART' 45" FLOOR LOOM Jack mechanism with 8 shafts attached to front of loom. The back beam folds for storage. This is a lovely loom that was brought over from the USA but sadly I do not have room for it anymore and would love it to go to a good home. It has all the necessary reeds, shuttles and yarn etc. to go with it and will include Robert Leclerc's book 'Warp and Weave'. It will need to be collected from Lowestoft. If you have any questions or wish to view it, please call me.
£550 onoContact: Rachel Naylor
Tel: 01502 573 807
Advertised Since: Friday 26 April 2013
6. Harris Eight Shaft Floor Loom
HARRIS 8 SHAFT COUNTERMARCHE FLOORLOOM
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 £900Contact: Viv Harrison
Tel: 07836 601 199
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 August 2012
9. Ulla Cyrus 12 shaft loom
Ulla Cyrus Counter balance 12 shaft, 12 treadle floor loom. 150cm weaving breadth Takes up floor area of 182cm width x 163cm depth. (loom intended for 10 treadles but 2 extras are included and they can be added easily.) Extras included: Adjustable weaving bench, Overhead light with lead and plug, 100cm long reed 3 dents per cm, 100cm long reed 2.5 dents per cm (end cut) , 100cm long reed 5 dents per cm, 110cm long reed 5.5 dents per cm (end taped) , 145cm long reed 7 dents per cm (end taped) slightly rusty. 150cm long reed 11.9 dents per cm (end taped), 100cm long warp sticks x 70,150cm long warp sticks x <10 1000 + open eye nylon heddles, Shaft suspenders, 4 rubber feet , 1700cm extra nylon string for tie up/shafts, Umbrella Swift, 2 x warp stick holders, 2 x heddle holders.
The Cyrus loom is a great quality loom with a strong and stable construction great for weaving rugs as well as for very delicate fine weaving. This is one of the first looms of its kind made in the 1940's. Since then it has been used by Ulla Cyrus Zetterström herself and has lived most of its life since then in Borås, Sweden at the textile institute and then the weaving school. I have owned it since 2008. It is still in very good condition only with very slight denting on the front beam and slight stiffness in use until adjusted correctly. It is easy to assemble and use. This loom is now manufactured by A.K.s carpenters in Öxabäck Sweden http://www.akssnickeri.se/ where any accessories or replacement parts can be obtained. The loom is made of pine.
The loom is equipped with vertical coupers from which the strings are passed over the pulleys to the shafts and has adjustable laces with rings for attachment to the treadles. The loom is designed so that an extra warp beam can be added easily if wanted.
The loom is already dismantled and ready for collection. Buyer to collect from Brighton.
£1200 onoContact: Claire Bessel
Tel: 07903 105 880
Advertised Since: Thursday 29 November 2012
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 onoContact: Brenda Godrich
Tel: 020 7607 8975
Advertised Since: Friday 01 February 2013
12. Glimakra Standard 4 Shaft Floor Loom
A sturdy workhorse in excellent condition. The loom has been very little used from new, mainly for rug weaving for which it has proved very satisfactory. Now selling due to change of application. Comes with three reeds (30/45/84), adjustable bench, rubber shoes and warp sticks. Presently dismantled due to space, but supplied with full pictorial instructions and tools for erection, easily done by two people in a couple of hours. 120cm weaving width, 6 treadles. Can assist with transport against fuel cost if needed from North Shropshire.
£1800 onoContact: Anneli Thomas
Tel: 01691 791 239 (evenings) or 07814 321 085 (mobile)
Advertised Since: Sunday 10 February 2013
14. Rug Loom
6' by 6' by 6'. Not assembled and no instructions but previous owner was able to work out the assembly and use. Too large for current premises and unused since 2004. May be Dryad? Spare heddles. Parts may need some cleaning. Nice solid loom. Buyer would need to collect from Edinburgh.
£320. Offers considered.Contact: May Cruickshank
Advertised Since: Monday 05 April 2010
16. Douglas Andrew Oak Folding Floor Loom With Integral Seat
3'6" wide. String heddles. Includes 3 reeds. Will need collecting from Stamford in Lincolnshire (Near Peterborough).
£350 onoContact: Caragh Johnson
Tel: 01780 480865 or 07917 852772
Advertised Since: Saturday 10 October 2009
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.
£350Contact: Kate Cole
Tel: 0754 558 2994
Advertised Since: Friday 02 September 2011
18. Dryad Upright 2 Shaft Rug Loom
Brand new and never used. It is complete but in boxes, hence no photograph. The loom will also come with two sacks of 'Texaire' rug yarn.
£275Contact: Emma Lowe
Tel: 01271 347213 (North Devon)
Advertised Since: Sunday 11 September 2011
21. Douglas Andrew
folding 4-shaft counter-balance Guild Loom for sale. I bought it second hand but due to lack of time and opportunity have not used it. I have the original re-assembly instructions.It will be folded for transport. The weaving width 99cm and the loom is 1.34 m high. Buyer to Collect in Oxford.
£200Contact: Nicole Pohl
Advertised Since: Thursday 10 June 2010
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.
£500 onoContact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362 (Perthshire)
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 March 2012
DL1. George Wood Dobby Loom
24 shafts, 1 metre weaving width, currently dismantled. Must be collected from Loughborough. To view or for more details please contact.
Offers AcceptedContact: Faith Kane
Tel: 07817003212 or 01509 232861
Advertised Since: Saturday 05 June 2010
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.
£700Contact: Tarun Gidoomal
Tel: +44 7951 433487
Advertised Since: Wednesday 16 November 2011
DL3. 24 Shaft AVL Ash Dobby Loom
40" weaving width, 2 beams, built in raddle (which can be removed), lags and pegs. Lots of steel heddles, integral bench, instruction book and a variety of reeds available. Currently dismantled as we've moved house, but will put together if anyone wants to come and have a look at it. A lovely loom, but I don't have room for it anymore.
£3500 onoContact: Victoria Haire
Tel: 0161 905 1264 (Cheshire)
Advertised Since: Wednesday 17 November 2010
DL4. Dobby Loom
This loom is in good condition for its age, but unfortunately due to lack of space, would like to find a good home. It comes dissembled and there are no instructions on how to put it together.... please see images attached. This double barrel loom comes with the following: 3 shuttles, 6 bobbins, numerous heddles, pegging lags and pegs. Please note that this item will have to be collected by the buyer from Redcar, Cleveland. To view or for more details and photos please contact.
£500Contact: Amy Curtis
Tel: 07968 530605
Advertised Since: Monday 02 January 2012
DL6. AVL A-Series Production Loom
AVL A-Series Production Loom 16-shaft 40" with single-box fly shuttle and Compu-dobby in excellent condition. My husband and I just found out we are having twins and are in desperate need of the space. I have woven many beautiful projects on this lovely loom, and I am including all the warping equipment with it as well as the Automatic Cloth Advance System and the design software for PC. This equipment new from AVL comes to more than €12,700. Will help with transportation from Ireland to the UK if needed. Included:
Euro 10,500 or best offerContact: E. Miller
Advertised Since: Tuesday 05 March 2013
DL8. Harris NC Floor Loom
16 Shafts, 24" weaving width with an electronic dobby controller. Loom operated by a single foot treadle. Approx. 10 years old. Collection from Colchester, Essex.
£2600 ono (to include accessories) Cash on CollectionContact: Louise Seager
Tel: 01206 712 443
Advertised Since: Thursday 13 September 2012
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.
£450Contact: 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.
£990Contact: 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 £850Contact: Richard Forsyth
Tel: 07770 42 42 41
Advertised Since: Monday 02 January 2012
TL2. Glimakra Gobelin Swedish Upright Tapestry Loom
Rare and in perfect condition. 25 Years old with very little use since having my children 22 years ago!! 6ft high 4ft wide weaving width 39 inches
There is a top and bottom beam allowing unlimited weaving length. Buyer to collect devon/dorset border. Dismantles for easy travelling.
Offers over £400 pleaseContact: T. Secrett
Tel: 01460 220985 (evenings)
Advertised Since: Monday 12 September 2011
TL4. Adjustable Tapestry Loom
Brand new (never warped other than for photograph), hardwood tapestry loom which I had made especially for me. (Two were made so this is one I am selling whilst keeping the other). Overall height 146cm x 119cm with a weaving area of approx. 85cm x 105cm. The loom has been made with an adjustable bar at the top which allows you to maintain warp tension as you work, if necessary. A height adjustable leash bar creates a shed by selecting back warp threads easily. Simple to warp as frame can be rotated by adjusting side tension bars which also allow you to angle the frame for comfort when you are seated and weaving. A locking peg holds the frame in position. The frame height is also adjustable so as you weave you can adjust the loom. A handy tray at the base gives you somewhere to store yarn and tools while you work. Available to see - Horsham, West Sussex. Collection only. Loom easily dismantles for transportation. Any questions please just ask.
Tel: 07843 562 935
Advertised Since: Monday 18 March 2013
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 onoContact: R. Jeffery
Tel: 07814 508 291
Advertised Since: Thursday 23 August 2012
TL6. Tapestry Loom
The loom is a large simple upright tapestry loom with attached fluorescent light (untested) which is currently strung with a strong linen warp ready for a large tapestry. The overall dimensions are 1740mm high by 1360mm wide and 220mm deep when flat and it sits on wooden feet 565mm deep when standing. The working area is 1100mm high by 1220mm wide. The loom was made and well used by my late father and is currently located in north Dorset. I would prefer the buyer to collect but I may be able to deliver locally.'
£95 onoContact: John Walker
Tel: 0118 978 7630
Advertised Since: Monday 27 August 2012