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 Schacht Baby Wolf
Schacht Baby Wolf floor loom in good condition. Can collect but easier in the North West.
Tel: 01539 723 926 or mobile 07769 656 658
Advertised Since: Monday 15 December 2014
WANTED Glimakra Countermarche Floor Loom
I am looking for a Glimakra Countermarche floor loom.
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?
Tel: 01723 859 465
Advertised Since: Saturday 23 March 2013
DRAW LOOM PARTS
I have inherited some drawloom parts which were originally built onto a Toika Eeva loom, by a very skilled weaver and engineer. However, it is not complete as some parts were re-used for other projects. I believe I have the draw device, counterweights and lingoes, lots of steel, aluminium and wooden shafts. Some of the wooden shafts have metal eyelets screwed in, some have drilled holes (and may be lamms). I have pattern harness leashes with plastic mails, what I think may be the pulley box and various other unidentified parts. I also have the makers typed records of the design and construction and photos of the working loom. All of this can be yours if you would like to have a go at using it, for a small donation to the Cambridgeshire Guild. If you are interested please email me at the address below. Collection only from Bedfordshire..
donation to the Cambridge GuildContact: Chris Tucker
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 February 2015
16 shaft mechanical dobby loom system - see Dobby Loom 2.
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 onoContact: 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 onoContact: 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 onoContact: Kay Wilkinson
Tel: 01407 832 510 or mobile: 07999 887 573
Advertised Since: Monday 02 June 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 onoContact: Mrs. Angela Panes
Tel: 07971 674 898
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.
SOLDAdvertised 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.
SOLDAdvertised Since: Tuesday 02 December 2014
8. Antique Floor Loom
Antique floor loom for sale. 36" (cut down from 48"). Used by professional rug weaver (the seller's mother) in 1960s and 70s. Has been in storage (not assembled) since 1984 in a dry workshop for many years, but now shows signs of woodworm and some damp. Please see pictures – apologies, we cannot show the loom assembled. Restoration project. This loom was originally used for weaving the silk for Queen Alexandra's wedding dress (designed by Charles Worth) in 1863. All parts were stored with the loom, but unfortunately we can't guarantee what is there, or the condition. New reed. Bought as seen. Move requires urgent sale! Buyer collects. Happy to answer questions. Please note: the spinning wheel is not included in this sale, and will be sold separately. Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Any offers consideredContact: Ms. E. Crow
Tel: 07968 031 354
Advertised Since: Thursday 26 February 2015
9. Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom
Glimakra Ideal Countermarch Floor Loom. Eight shafts with 39" (100mm) weaving width. Loom measures: 42" wide x 45" deep x 60" high. To be sold with many accessories including stool. Collection from Arundel, West Sussex.
£400Contact: Janet Mattey
Tel: 01798 839 122
Advertised Since: Monday 23 March 2015
10. Leclerc Artisat SOLD
Leclerc Artisat 36" floor loom. Very good condition. Four Shafts. Weaving width: 36" (90cm). Includes sticks, shuttles, reeds etc. Folds back and front with weaving in tact. Move requires sale. Collection only from Taunton area of Somerset.
SOLDAdvertised Since: Thursday 30 October 2014
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. 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: £500Contact: 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 onoContact: Edel Clarke
Tel: 01268 287 214
Advertised Since: Monday 05 January 2015
16. Leclerc Artisat Floor Loom
Leclerc Artisat No: 334400 (with wire heddles). Measurements: Open: H 103cm, D 92cm, W 102cm. Closed: H 103cm, D 64cm, W 102cm. Included: 1 x reed, 2 x lease sticks, 1 x beam stick, 3 x warp rods, 2 x shuttles, 1 x raddle. Full assembly instructions in English and French. Buyer collects from near Littlehampton, West Sussex.
£495 o.v.n.oContact: Val Biggs
Tel: 01903 770 553
Advertised Since: Thursday 08 January 2015
17. Swedish Glimakra Viking Floor Loom
This loom is in excellent condition and is still owned by the original owner. The weaving
width is 36" with 4 harnesses and 6 treadles and a low profile castle. Texsolv (string)
heddles and tie ups make for extremely quiet weaving (as opposed to the metal heddles).
The loom measures 46 inches wide x 42 inches deep x 37 inches high when fully opened
and operational however the back beam folds up as a space saving device with a closed
dimension of 46 inches x 42 inches. A Glimakra adjustable bench and 27 1/2 x 24 1/2
inch warping frame come with the loom as well as a 6 and 12 dent reed, raddle, warping,
end and lease sticks. Also included are the original assembly instructions and other useful
tools. I will likely throw some yarn in as well!
This jack style loom is easy to treadle, has an excellent shed and a great braking system.
It is a sturdy loom which makes it suitable for weaving rugs as well as fine cloths.
This is a high quality Swedish made loom that would be great for new weavers. It has
been lightly used and spent some of it's time in storage. It's compact nature and great
design make it an acceptable feature in any room.
Loom can be picked up at PE28 5AW or delivered for a price.
More photos available.
Price with all accessories is £950 onoContact: J. Auty
Tel: 01480 891 288
Advertised Since: Saturday 18 October 2014
19. Geo. and John B. Maxwell 8 shaft Countermarch Floor Loom
36" beam, double back beam, with assorted reeds, sticks and shuttles. I also have a collection of weaving books which I am happy to pass on with the loom. This is a big, sturdy loom, ideal for rug and blanket making. It measures 52" front to back (60" at floor level including treadles), 45" wide, 62" tall, so it is collection only from Hampshire area please. Second picture shows loom disassembled to give some idea of transport requirement.
SOLDContact: Elaine Hall
Tel: 07748 631347 (text only initially) or 02392 715382,
Advertised Since: Wednesday 10 December 2014
20. Toika Norjaana Floor Loom
Toika Norjaana Floor Loom, 76cm/30" weaving width, countermarche, 4 shafts, 6 treadles,Texsolv heddles, 2 reeds: 8 and 12. Warpsticks and stick shuttles, bench as well as all original instructions. Sale due to down sizing. All in good working order. Collection from Bristol area.
£350 onoContact: Cynthia Kirkland
Tel: 01179 238 869
Advertised Since: Wednesday 17 December 2014
21. Douglas Andrew Kentish Loom
Douglas Andrew 'Kentish' 4 shaft oak floor loom. 4 pedals, reed 24 " wide - 8 dpi. String heddles, approx 370 in total. Overall width 40", Height 68", length 60". Dismantles easily by removing wedges. Beautifully restored. Collection from near Knighton in Mid Wales. Happy to let it go for 150.00 as need more space.
£150Contact: Shirley Elwell
Tel: 01547 550 693
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 March 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.
£800Contact: 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 onoContact: 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.
£80Contact: 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.
£850Contact: 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.
£400Contact: Sarah Mardon
Tel: 07535 001 291 or landline: 01638 508 322
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 February 2015
27. SCHACHT MIGHTY 8 WOLF LOOM
The most adaptable loom for domestic weaving, yet sturdy enough for serious weavers. Eight shafts, 10 pedals. Weaving width of 34"/36", loom width 45". Folds to raise onto the stroller wheels to move it about with great ease, narrow enough (18") to fit through a doorway. Height to top of castle when open 41", when folded 48". Check Schacht website for full specification http://schachtspindle.com
1000 stainless steel heddles, plus 100 extra new spare heddles not fitted. Stainless steel 10 dent reed. Many spares - tie up texsolvs, apron ribbon , warp sticks, ski shuttle, rug shuttle, warp sticks - to be included. Other weaving equipment may be available to buyer at time of collection
Loom used extensively for many years for wide range of weaving projects especially for double weave, weaving a range of yarn weights from very fine silks to thick rug yarns, and has adapted to them all. There are signs of wear and tear on the loom (discolouration of a few heddles, a few heddles bent, slight distortion of part of the reed, marks on the wood) though none of these have impaired the weaving in any way. One shaft sticks a little currently (I think caused by condensation in the workshop) but can be remedied. Wind-on handle at front never been fitted.
Due to these signs of age, and the fact that a house move forces parting with the loom, it is offered for sale at £1750. Collection only, from Surrey.
£1750.00 onoContact: Jennie Knight
Tel: 01483 417 858
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 March 2015
28. Geo & John B Maxwell Floor Loom
Geo & John B Maxwell Floor Loom
40' length, 44' width. Wool winder, bench seat, yarns, books & other various accessories included in sale.
Buyer to collect from Reigate, Surrey. Hasn't been used for awhile due to other commitments. Please contact me for further information or for more pictures.
£150 onoContact: Anita Spall
Tel: 07849 501 923
Advertised Since: Thursday 12 March 2015
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.
£400Contact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362 (Perthshire)
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 March 2012
30. Glimakra Standard Eight Shaft Floor Loom
Glimakra Standard 120cm 8 shaft loom. Bought new in 1980. One owner. Complete with accessories and stool. Stored since 1988. For collection from near Lewes, East Sussex.
£400Contact: Auriol Chisholm
Tel: 01273 471 733
Advertised Since: Saturday 28 March 2015
DL1. George Wood 16 Shaft Dobby Loom
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.
£1200Contact: Helen Meakin
Tel: 07939 242 344
Advertised Since: Saturday 28 February 2015
DL2. 16 shaft mechanical dobby loom system
FOR SALE: 16 shaft mechanical dobby loom system
Parts included –
Cast iron dobby head with supporting beams, 16 shafts, with cords and metal heddles, Castle frame. Full length foot pedal. Compressed air system as alternative to foot pedal, Over 150 lags, approximately 1000 lag screws, supporting frame for long lag chain, a quantity of spare screw eyes for connecting lags, rechargeable electric screw driver.
I have another 6 photographs of the relevant parts, which I can email on request.
A sturdy loom frame is required to carry the system.
I have used the system on an old Harris loom for the past 6 years.
£400 onoContact: Carolyn Wallis
Tel: 01252 725 812
Advertised Since: Sunday 25 January 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.
SOLDAdvertised Since: Thursday 06 November 2014
DL4. AVL Folding Mechanical Dobby Loom
AVL Folding Mechancial Dobby Loom, 16 Shaft with Double Flying Shuttle. New September 2009, Flying shuttle upgrade 2013. In excellent condition with many extras. 30" weaving width. Double box flying shuttle conversion, 2 flying shuttles. Original standard beater included. Warp roller assembly folds forward when not in use. Automatic warp tensioning. Automatic cloth storage system. Apron. Pressure roller. Separate bench. Various reeds. Hand shuttles and bobbins. Spare dobby bars. Dobby pegs. Hand bobbin winder. Spare heddles. Reeds. Original instruction book. Easily dismantles for transport, fitted in the back of my car. Buyer can see it assembled, buyer collects from South Cumbria.
£5500 (original cost was £9000+)Contact: Adrian Swenson
Tel: 07739 409 538
Advertised Since: Friday 06 March 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 onoContact: Ally Baker
Tel: 01865 864 812
Advertised Since: Friday 15 November 2013
DL6. George Harris 16 shaft Dobby Loom
George Harris 16 shaft dobby loom. Sturdy 16 shaft floor loom which has 2 warp beams and some accessories. The dimensions are: width: 1.4m (55") x depth: 1.4m (55") x height: 2.2m (87") - this includes the dobby mechanism of 0.6m (24"). Maximum weaving width is 1.2m (47"). Buyer to collect from Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
offers over £500 consideredContact: Julia Smith
Tel: 01492 514 957 or Robert on: 07749 399 985
Advertised Since: Monday 23 March 2015
DL7. 48 inch AVL Production Loom, 16H, Mechanical and Compu-Dobby I
This is a great loom (AVL #00714) for someone who wants a dobby but doesn't have ceilings high enough for a George Wood. It stands only 70" high. It comes packed with features: automatic cloth advance system with gears; automatic cloth storage; sandpaper breast beam; built-in bench. Overhead beater with two-box flyshuttle; two end-feed shuttles; four bobbins; spare picker returns; 48" reed (10 dpi). Two warp beams: one plain, and sectional (one yard in circumference). Track & mounting system for sectional winding; tension box; yardage counter; 56-spool rack (spools not included). Hundreds of polyester heddles both on loom and extra. Original manual. Also included: a large (four-by-four-foot) Leclerc warping mill for making warps up to 50+ yards long, and a raddle for warping the pain beam. Lease sticks. Mechanical dobby with 60 lags, hundreds of pegs and a peg wrench.
Compu-dobby includes computer and Fiber Works PC Silver Program, which is installed on computer and on disk. Includes a 110 to 220 voltage converter and a US power strip so that you can use the electronics in Europe. The previous owner just used the compu-dobby, and I just used the mechanical dobby.
The loom is from the mid-1980s and has a few age spots. Currently 14 shafts work; to make all 16 work, you will need to replace 4 of the black pulleys, which are inexpensive and available from AVL. You may also want to replace the treadle cables and the some of the springs for the mechanical dobby box (although I use texsolv and hair bands, which work just as well. See the picture.) As this video attests (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ez9iymqdqq7qgqz/Kate%2048%22%20AVL%20in%20action.MOV?dl=0), the loom works very well, including the fly shuttle. The sandpaper beam keeps perfect tension, and the jack action creates a large shed. I have now dismantled it, wrapped it in bubble wrap, boxed the small pieces, put it on palettes, and it is ready for shipping. Sadly, I must sell it because the space at the media institute where it is currently housed (in Weimar, Germany) is being reconfigured for offices.
The buyer arranges pick-up from Weimar.
£4,800 as is.Contact: Kate Rudy
Tel: see email address above
Advertised Since: Wednesday 25 March 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.
£3,250Contact: 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.
£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
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