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
LOOKING FOR A LOUET FLOOR LOOM OR SIMILAR
Tel: 085/8259 709
Advertised Since: Monday 21 August 2017
WANTED DOBBY LOOM - COMPUTER OR MECHANICAL
Tel: 07399 413 311
Advertised Since: Wednesday 07 June 2017
WANTED AVL DOBBY LOOM OR OTHER BRAND COMPUTER DOBBY LOOM
Tel: 07825 768 823
Advertised Since: Monday 22 May 2017
BUILDING OR RESTORING A FLOOR LOOM?
I have some floor loom parts to give away... front and back beams etc. Collection from West Sussex. For more details, please telephone.
FREEContact: Jo Smith
Tel: 01243 543 778
Advertised Since: Friday 09 October 2015
WANTED : HATTERSLEY DOMESTIC LOOMS / LANCASHIRE 2/2 LOOMS
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
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.
Advertised Since: Sunday 20 September 2015
see Miscellaneous section of this catalogue
Brand New Toika Warping Mill
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1. Glimakra Eight Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom
Glimakra 8 shaft countermarch floor loom . Up to 120cm weaving width. In nearly new condition and complete.
Additional Equipment . Bench, 2 Reeds, Temple ,and 2 Boat Shuttles and Texsolv Heddles.
Assembly instructions and 2 books by Joanne Hall “Tying up your Countermarch Loom” and “Learning to warp your Loom”
I am based in North Somerset and the buyer would need to collect.
£2,250 or very near offerContact: Jan Coppins
Tel: 01373 474 960 or 07722 044 932
Advertised Since: Wednesday 04 April 2018
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 onoContact: Margie Benson
Tel: 01398 332 139
Advertised Since: Wednesday 30 November 2016
4. Louet Spring Eight Shaft Loom
£2,500 onoContact: Kate Breward
Tel: 07817 150 419
Advertised Since: Wednesday 22 November 2017
5. Douglas Andrew Floor Loom
Douglas Andrew floor loom for sale. All pieces present as per diagram and in good condition, but needs new heddles etc. Warping pegs on side of loom. Several shuttles and other bits & pieces. Currently dismantled due to house move and lack of space. Collect from Cambridge.
£450Contact: Jane Anson
Advertised Since: Monday 18 June 2018
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
£1750Contact: Marion Podschies
Tel: 01305 824 928 or 07940 732 584
Advertised Since: Wednesday 09 November 2016
8. Ashford Four Shaft Loom
Ashford Four shaft, four treadle weaving loom. Direct action lifts. Adjustable position beater. Excellent condition. Recently repolished. Includes 8 dent reed, raddle and 3 shuttles. Maximum weaving width: 32". Overall width: 36". Overall depth 34". Height adjustable.
Can fold for storage or transit i.e: base can be separated and castle folds down.
Buyer collects from Oban, Argyll.
O.I.R.O. £320Contact: Marilyn Drummond
Tel: 01631 565 878 (preferable) or 07469 822 784
Advertised Since: Tuesday 10 April 2018
10. Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom
Wooden Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom. It has 8 treadles, 6 shafts, 6 harness. Weaving width: 80cm. Comes with bench , loom feet for the legs of the loom, wooden mallet, Dryad Raddle Ski Shuttle x three, Temple Extended 90cm, closed 60cm, Warping Sticks x twenty one, Spacer and Reeds x two, sizes 10/1 & 8
Collection only from South Cumbria
£1150 onoContact: Nicola Howell
Tel: 07813 285 093 or 01539 561 851
Advertised Since: Thursday 26 April 2018
11. Toika 150cm 8 shaft Counterbalance loom
"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
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!
£1250Contact: Louise Player
Tel: 01223 563 362 or mobile: 07962 119 696
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 December 2016
14. Glimakra 10 Shaft Countermarch loom with accessories
£1800Contact: Sylwia Orynek
Tel: 07512 111 024
Advertised Since: Thursday 28 December 2017
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 onoContact: F. Lancaster
Tel: 01202 699 676
Advertised Since: Monday 19 January 2015
DOBBY LOOM LAGS FOR SALE
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 onoContact: 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.
In great condition.
Collect from Oxfordshire
£1,100Contact: Emma Hunt
Tel: 01608 810 863 or mobile: 07814 311 831
Advertised Since: Tuesday 15 August 2017
DL2 Sixteen Shaft George Wood Dobby Loom
16 shaft George Wood Dobby Loom
I am selling my lovely loom due to purchasing an Electronic Dobby instead.
16 shafts, two back beams, lags and peg lifting - comes with raddle, lots of lags and pegs, a metal plate to help bash the pegs into the lags.
Weaving width - 105cm
Loom has been dismantled but my lovely husband will consider coming to help put it back together if needed depending on distance.
Collection near Farnham, Surrey.
£1400Contact: Rebecca Harvey-Browne
Tel: 07983 594 969
Advertised Since: Friday 16 March 2018
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.
£6,250Contact: 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.
£1,400Contact: Rosemary Durrant
Tel: 01953 788 040
Advertised Since: Wednesday 16 March 2016
DL5. 16 Shaft AVL 40" Folding Dobby Loom
This loom is known as a folding dobby loom and comes with a full paper manual.
40 inch weaving width
LIPS system that runs in dos fibreworks to control the shafts
Fly shuttle beater
Parts to reinstate a manual dobby head
Metal insert eye heddles
Plain beam x 2
8 dent reed
Shuttle/pirn winder shown in photo
Computer with software to run the lips system and monitor
There are 2 splits in the wood that have been secured with a wood screw. Since these fixes have been made I have used this loom for 2 years with no issue producing cloth. The tranformer that powers the lips system is very large. Smaller options are available to buy online but I never got round to replacing it. The LIPS system runs on DOS fibreworks 3.5 or lower, available to download online for free. I have never had any issues with this. I can provide a computer with the loom that is running a dos version of fibreworks but it is not version 3.5.
£4000Contact: Sian Jennison
Tel: 07825 768 823
Advertised Since: Thursday 29 March 2018
DL6. AVL A Series 40" 16 shaft compudobby loom
The compu dobby is believed to be an apple dobby that was converted to run on a pc. Comes with a computer, containing fibreworks 4 for drafting patterns and fibreworks 3.5 to run the dobby. All solinoids working well no issues.
The loom comes with a reed, heddles, shuttle, sandpaper front beam, 1 yard sectional beam, 2 plain beams, built in bench and a tube of lease sticks. The loom came with a tension box and a track and mount for the tension box. It has with a cloth apron and storage of cloth at the back of the loom.
It is currently assembled but can be dismantled for collection.
I am the looms second owner it has some marks from use, but is a great looking loom and works very well.
£5000Contact: Sian Jennison
Advertised Since: Friday 11 May 2018
DL7. 16 Shaft AVL
£3000 onoContact: Charlotte Martin
Tel: 07525 618 653
Advertised Since: Tuesday 17 April 2018
DL8. George Wood Compu Dobby 16 Shafts
£2500Contact: Annabel Williams
Tel: 07809 687 496
Advertised Since: Thursday 17 May 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.
£450Contact: 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
£1050Contact: 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.
£350Contact: Geoff Hooper
Tel: 0208 446 0352
Advertised Since: Friday 22 January 2016
TL 4. ASHFORD 42" TAPESTRY LOOM
Ashford large tapestry loom (42")
£350Contact: Terri Ridgwell
Tel: 07709 709 374
Advertised Since: Friday 20 April 2018