The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Wednesday 24 January 2018 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


I am interested in purchasing a second hand Louet floor loom or similar. The weaving width would ideally be between 35-50 inches and the loom needs to be quiet compact in depth due to room restrictions ;) The loom should be in good working condition. If it needs minor repairs that would be ok. Please get in touch if you have a loom that fits the description. I can promise a good home for it. Thank you, Ines 


Contact: Ines Metzner
Tel: 085/8259 709
Advertised Since: Monday 21 August 2017


I'm Looking for a dobby loom, either computer or mechanical (preferably AVL) 16 shafts or more and needs to be wider than 32 inches weaving width 
Will travel to collect

Contact: Kirsty Riley
Tel: 07399 413 311
Advertised Since: Wednesday 07 June 2017


WANTED looking to purchase an AVL loom either compudobby or manual dobby (maybe  another brand computer dobby loom) looking for 16 plus shafts in working order. Weaving width must be at least 30 inches but more is fine. I am based in UK and happy to travel to collect. Please contact me if you are looking to sell your loom.


Contact: Sian Walker
Tel: 07825 768 823
Advertised Since: Monday 22 May 2017


I have some floor loom parts to give away... front and back beams etc.  Collection from West Sussex.  For more details, please telephone.


Contact: Jo Smith
Tel: 01243 543 778
Advertised Since: Friday 09 October 2015


I'm looking for Hattersley Domestic Looms mark 1 or mark 2 and / or Lancashire 2/2 heritage looms and / or a Dob Cross -  working preferred (particularly with the Dob Cross)  but happy to restore if you have one in bits. I would also like to buy pirn winders that go alongside and if anyone has a warping mill that would be brilliant. We are building a community woollen mill for cloth production and would prefer heritage kit.

Happy to pay cash and will collect from any where in the UK / Ireland

Contact: Mark (Mill Partnership)
Tel: 07936 679 809
Advertised Since: Wednesday 14 September 2016

WANTED: Hattersley Domestic Treadle Loom (MK1 or MK2) or other treadle loom

Wanted: Hattersley Domestic Treadle Loom (MK1 or MK2) or other treadle loom in order to start a small weaving studio. Ideally in complete working condition, but all looms or parts of looms considered. Happy to collect from all parts of UK or Ireland and possibly even arrange shipping of looms abroad.  

Tel: 07706 067 569
Advertised Since: Sunday 20 September 2015

Loom Bench

see Miscellaneous section of this catalogue

Advertised Since: Wednesday 12 July 2017


Collingwood Shaft Switching System.  I built this for my last countermarch loom and have now moved to a larger loom.  The system will allow weaving width 124cm, it is 133cm overall and 20cm wide.  I followed Peter's book and online images and it has worked really well, providing wonderful design freedom, see background rugs for example. I can offer more images and advice and the system can be easily reduced in width for smaller looms.   

Offers to email address below.

Contact: Mark Cullen
Advertised Since: Friday 05 January 2018

Brand New Toika Warping Mill

see Miscellaneous section of this website for more details

Advertised Since: Thursday 12 October 2017

1. Glimakra Upright Rug/Tapestry Loom

Gilmakra upright rug/tapestry loom,  2 shafts, 160 cm wide

In very good condition

Best reasonable price considered

Collect from Northern Ireland



Best reasonable price considered

Contact: Tina Enlander
Tel: 02893 372 724 (evenings)
Advertised Since: Saturday 15 October 2016

2. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Mahogany Counterbalance floor loom for sale.  It has four shafts and six pedals.  In need of a bit of TLC, needs new canvases at each end of weaving work, otherwise it is still a very strong and robust loom.  Weaving width: 3'8", length: 4'.  Buyer collects from Bampton, Devon.

£400 ono

Contact: Margie Benson
Tel: 01398 332 139
Advertised Since: Wednesday 30 November 2016

3. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Aprox 3ft wide, its an old loom with all parts included (three reeds included and associated weaving books)

Collection only from Peterborough.


Contact: Kate Gardner
Tel: 07815 716 684
Advertised Since: Tuesday 24 May 2016

4. Louet Spring Eight Shaft Loom

Louet Spring Eight Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom 110cm
Loom is only 4 years old and in immaculate condition. Reed and weaving sticks included. See Loüet website for specification details
Located 6 miles south of Nottingham. Please contact me to arrange viewing and or collection.


£2,500 ono

Contact: Kate Breward
Tel: 07817 150 419
Advertised Since: Wednesday 22 November 2017

5. Eight Shaft Floor Loom

Really sturdy 8 shaft floor loom in good and working condition with 8 foot pedals
- Really sturdy loom so it’s brilliant for heavier projects like rug weaving as well as fine projects.
- Up to 40” / 1m weaving width
- 8 shafts so achieves loads of patterns
- Metal heddles
- Enscription on front shaft: Jones Textilaties Ltd, Blackburn Endland
- One sturdy back beam
- Comes with beam cloth in good condition, a weight box, rope for the weights
- Comes with 4 x iron weights to balance the weight box
- Comes with two 24” reeds (8dpi and 16dpi). These are very dirty.
- one foot pedal string needs replacing/mending
- Recommend weaver to have at least size 6 shoes to reach all foot pedal combinations
- Buyer collects from Loughborough, Leicestershire
Width total (including sticking out parts) : 72” / 6ft / 1.83m
Width of main frame: 63.5” / 5ft3 / 1.61m
Height total (including sticking out parts) : 80” / 6ft7 / 2.03m
Height of main frame: 70.5” / 5ft9 / 1.79m
Depth: 60” / 5ft / 1.52m (plus 6” / 15cm front lever handle)

£550 or nearest offer

Contact: Emily Davies
Tel: 07505 136 741
Advertised Since: Tuesday 10 October 2017

6. Leclerc Artisat 36" Four Shaft Floor Loom

Leclerc Artisat 36"  4 Shaft Floor Loom
Fully assembled, in perfect working order with LeClerc hand book.
Sold with large selection of accessories, warping frame and 75m roll of corrugated card.

Please email for additional photos or information
Buyer collects from Petersfield, East Hants

£800 ono

Contact: Philippa Page
Tel: 07410 697 299
Advertised Since: Wednesday 22 November 2017

7. Glimakra 10 Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom


120 cm weaving width. Includes all assembly instructions. Warping pegs. Bench,shuttles threading hooks and fish ,one reed and yarns. Plus a few get started books...

Very good condition

Buyer collects from Dorset




Contact: Marion Podschies
Tel: 01305 824 928 or 07940 732 584
Advertised Since: Wednesday 09 November 2016

8. Varpapuu Floor Loom

Varpapuu Countermarche loom with 4shafts and 8 treadles.
Weaving width 150cms
Actual size. Width 170cms Height 155cms Depth 130cms

It has been used to make rugs, wallhangings, throws and scarves.
The loom comes with 2 reeds, matching stool and a warping mill.
Urgently need to sell as moving to smaller accommodation.

Collection only from Rossendale Lancashire.

£300 ono UNDER OFFER

Contact: Tess Badcock
Tel: 01706 217 263 or mobile 07923 444 974
Advertised Since: Wednesday 11 October 2017

9. Four Shaft Floor Loom

Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Complete and in working order but needs TLC.  Approx 36" weaving width.  
Collection only from Petersfield, Hampshire.

£100 (no offers)

Contact: Feline Charpentier
Tel: 07471 351 019
Advertised Since: Saturday 20 January 2018

11. Toika 150cm 8 shaft Counterbalance loom

Weaving width is 120cm. 
"Liisa" type (full details on Toika website) 
Countermarch loom - massive sheds! 
texsolv tie up 
in fantastic condition 
full width of loom 157 cm 
Depth of loom 136 cm 
There is space to add extra shafts if you want to increase the design options, up to 16 shafts. If you really want to, you can add a computer aided option which connects to your computer- all available from Toika. 

The loom comes with a reed, pre cut texsolv for the tie up, raddle, bench which sits inside the loom when not in use, and warping sticks. Everything you need except the yarn! 
Collection only from Cambridge


Contact: Louise Player
Tel: 01223 563 362 or mobile: 07962 119 696
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 December 2016

12. Glimakra Eight Shaft Floor Loom

8 shaft Glimakra floor loom with 10 treadles. 120cms weaving width.
Comes with:
Warping mill 3m diameter
10 reeds various dents and widths most the full 120cms
Sectional beam 
I have it set up for countermarche weaving but also be used as a counter balance loom.  It has a 50 shaft single draw damask attachment with the loom extension. With all the heddles etc
Many shuttles
A few temples
Warp stick and many other bits
Leclerc tension box for measuring warp for sectional weaving
Comes with lots of other bits and bobs collected over the years
The loom is in fantastic condition, I am sad to let go but unfortunately due to moving away I am looking to sell.
Currently located in London, please contact me to view or to ask for more photographs and talk regarding collection etc. I also have a huge pile of old Swedish magazines I'm happy to throw in and potentially a big bundle of yarn too. 


£2,300 ono

Contact: Sarah Hellen
Tel: 07500 347 878
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 January 2017

14. Glimakra 10 Shaft Countermarch loom with accessories

For sale is a Glimakra Countermarch Floor Loom with numbered parts for easier assembly and additional accessories worth a few hundred pounds separately. That includes:
- up to 42 inch / 105 cm weaving width
- 10 pedals and 10 shafts
- texsolv tie up system with instructions
- 2 back beams
- lighting system installed on the loom
- bench
- 7 different reeds
- 7 different shuttles
- temple
- cross sticks
- extra sticks
- large scale paper for beams
- assembly instructions
Collection only from Ealing, London.



Contact: Sylwia Orynek
Tel: 07512 111 024
Advertised Since: Thursday 28 December 2017

16. Eight Shaft Floor Loom

8 Shaft floor loom.

Aprox 1 meter cloth width, it's restored to working order (include three reeds). All new texsolv threading.

(Currently in France, shipping can be organised)


Contact: Louise Prior
Tel: 0033 622 123 770
Advertised Since: Wednesday 02 August 2017

17. Louet Spring Floor Loom

Louet Spring floor loom.  4 shafts, 6 treadles, 90cm weaving width.  It could be upgraded to 8 or 12 shafts - see Louet website for full details.  The loom has had little use and is in immaculate condition.

It has a sectional back beam and warp length counter.  Included are: cross sticks, warp sticks and reed.

Collection only from Oban, Argyll, Scotland.

O.I.R.O £785

Contact: Marilyn Drummond
Tel: 01631 565 878
Advertised Since: Wednesday 10 January 2018

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


155 x hard wood dobby loom lags for 16 shafts,  upper surface measures 350 mm tip to tip top by 17 mm wide
underside measures 300mm tip to tip by 8 mm wide,  sloping side of lag measure 13 mm
centre of hole 1 to centre of hole 16 measures 255 mm,  centre to centre of each hole measures 19mm
a sample lag can be posted.


£150 ono

Contact: Carolyn Wallis
Tel: 01252 725 812
Advertised Since: Tuesday 05 January 2016

DL1. 1950’s George Wood 16-shaft dobby loom (with fly shuttle)

1950’s George Wood 16-shaft dobby loom (with fly shuttle) - weaving width of 0.5 metres

Height – approx 2.5 metres

Width – approx. 1.65 metres

Depth – approx 1.7 metres with the floor beam extending a further 0.6 metres.


Warping Mill also included.

In great condition.

Collect from Oxfordshire






£1300 ono

Contact: Emma Hunt
Tel: 01608 810 863 or mobile: 07814 311 831
Advertised Since: Tuesday 15 August 2017

DL2. George Wood Dobby Loom

George Wood dobby loom for sale. Weaving width 24". It is in good working order. Comes with 16 shafts and plenty of extra lagging.

The loom is in Ringwood, Hampshire. It is currently assembled and in use so perfect for viewing. I can help dismantle.

£1,000 ono

Contact: Clare Lewis
Tel: 01425 656 116 or mobile 07521 735 655
Advertised Since: Friday 13 October 2017

DL3. Louet Megado Electronic CompuDobby

Louet Megado 70cm 16 shaft Electronic CompuDobby Loom.  This Megado loom is just two years old. We are moving house and down sizing and so my loom must be downsized too ! The weaving width is 70cm and it has 16 shafts. Each shaft has extra heddles added. There is a second back beam included and also the adjustable weaving bench. The electronic dobby works from the computer using weaving software. I use Proweave but it is compatible with Fibreworks, Weaveit etc. To buy this configuration new at the moment would cost £8500.  I live in south west Scotland close to Lockerbie and just 4 miles from the main M74. If you would like to know more please contact me by phone or email.


Contact: Dorothy Stewart
Tel: 01387 810 021
Advertised Since: Thursday 13 April 2017

DL4. Rare 24 peg Dobby Loom

Rare, 24 peg Dobby loom. Ex. Welsh woolen mill?  Single treddle. 3 box, drop fly shuttle.
Stands apx. 6'6" square and apx. 8' tall.  Buyer to dismantle and collect from Watton, Norfolk.


Contact: Rosemary Durrant
Tel: 01953 788 040
Advertised Since: Wednesday 16 March 2016

DL6. Louet Magic Dobby 70-24

We are selling 3 Louet Magic electronic dobby looms.

The Magic Dobby is made of lacquered beech. The loom comes with the castle section assembled and a floor stand with treadle, swivel (pivot) beater system, raddle, 600/800 Texsolv heddles, lease sticks, warp sticks and a wooden bench.

The electronic dobby will give you almost unlimited harness combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, PixieLoom, Proweave, Weave it, Weavemaker, WeavePoint or Winweef, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.

The looms are about 2 years old.

New, the loom is worth about £6.500


Dimensions (wxdxh)

Magic Dobby 70: 88 x 100 x 140 cm (34 5/8” x 39 3/8” x 55“)


Magic Dobby 70: 33 kg (73 lb)

Viewing by appointment

Buyer to collect from Kensington in London

£3000 each (can be sold separately)

Contact: Jane Landau
Tel: 07971 370 645
Advertised Since: Monday 08 January 2018

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

TL1. Varpapuu Tapestry Floor Loom

Varpapu Tapestry floor Loom ht180cm depth 58cm width 1.37cm    good condition 2 shaft Finnish loom .can be dismantled as joints labelled,includes 1m warping square
buyer collects from north devon 


Contact: Caroline Bennett
Tel: 01598 710 651
Advertised Since: Thursday 10 December 2015

TL2. Frame Loom

This is a beautiful frame loom in solid maple, extremely strong, which can be used for rugs or tapestry. It has inlaid marks at intervals of one inch and four inches on both beams; and the top beam adjusts easily to control tension. It is 38 inches wide, 60 inches high and available in North London. 


Contact: Geoff Hooper
Tel: 0208 446 0352
Advertised Since: Friday 22 January 2016