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 TO BUY OR HIRE George Wood Dobby Loom
WANTED TO BUY OR TO HIRE
George Wood - 8 or 16 Shaft Dobby Loom
To be used in a touring public exhibition between 09 Oct 2015 - 14 January 2017
Tel: 020 8985 5344
Advertised Since: Monday 10 August 2015
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
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
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. Dryad Floor Loom
Dimensions: 95cm x 95cm x 170xm. Weaving width: 33". 4 Shafts. Buyer collects from London, Hampstead NW3.
£150 or offers consideredContact: Rose Basone
Tel: 07947 406 345 (London Hampstead area)
Advertised Since: Friday 07 August 2015
9. Harris Four Shaft Counterbalance Loom
HARRIS 4 shaft Counterbalance loom. This is a sturdy well built Teak loom. It is in full working order with metal heddles, 6 treadles and an 8 epi reed.
Sale in Lancashire
£350 onoContact: Viv Scott
Tel: 01254 52517
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 July 2015
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. Lervad 12 Shaft Floor Loom
Lervad 12 shaft floor loom. Countermarch. Strong construction from beech. Weaving width: 120 cm. includes: 2 boat shuttles, 2 reeds and 2 stick shuttles. Very good condition. Collection only from Crieff, Perthshire.
£600Contact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362
Advertised Since: Friday 15 May 2015
17. Walter Arm Biglen floor loom with 6 shafts
Walter Arm Biglen floor loom with 6 shafts. Dimensions: 140cm high, 124cm wide, 105cm depth.
Used by mother to weave large rugs, but has been in storage for many years. Stored indoors, with some parts wrapped in plastic, so in pretty good condition apart from the following:
1) some of the reeds are rusty
2) some of the bolts are missing
3) small easily replaceable rectangle of wood is missing from one side
4) strut on one side of loom has lost its end (see photo), presumably
one could make another strut?
Loom currently in Durham just south of Newcastle upon Tyne. Please contact
us if you would like to see more photos, and I can email them to you.
There is a metal table loom which you would be welcome to take also
£250 onoContact: The Lindseys
Tel: 07733 985 820 or 01913 868 536
Advertised Since: Thursday 30 April 2015
20. Harris Four Shaft Counterbalance Loom
HARRIS 4 shaft Counterbalance loom. This is a sturdy well built Teak loom. It is in full working order with metal heddles, 6 treadles and an 8 epi reed. I also have a warping board and a small raddle available.
I am selling it because I need the space in the shed where it resides and I use another loom indoors.
This loom is to be collected from Surbiton KT6
Please phone me with any questions.
£450 or reasonable offers considered UNDER OFFERContact: Joan Scriven
Tel: 0208 390 2019
Advertised Since: Monday 08 June 2015
21. Dryad Upright Two Shaft Loom
Dryad upright two shaft floor loom suitable for rugs and tapestry. Sturdy construction (does not dismantle). Approx. 30" weaving width. More details available on request. Collection only from Crieff, Perthshire.
£350Contact: May Gunn
Tel: 01764 683 362
Advertised Since: Friday 15 May 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
DL1. George Wood 16 Shaft Dobby Loom REDUCED
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.
£950 reduced price due to quick sale as downsizing and moving studioContact: Helen Meakin
Tel: 07939 242 344
Advertised Since: Saturday 28 February 2015
DL2. Full Frame Technical Dobby Loom
Plus I have a large warping mill, shuttles, cone rack, weave books. which i can include all with the loom. Can arrange delivery.
£5000Contact: Sahdiya Yaqoob
Tel: 07428 112 762 (Derby)
Advertised Since: Friday 15 May 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. Full Frame AVL Mechanical Dobby
40" full frame AVL loom. Mechanical Dobby. 4 box shuttle race. 4 weighted boat shuttles. 24 harness. Swing beater. 2 sectional warp beams. Cloth storage. Fully illustrated manual. Tension arm and box. Spool rack with cardboard spools. Lags and Pegs. 3 reeds. 2 temples. 12 pirns. Full working order. Extras: Schacht sidekick spinning wheel and Ashford 103 cm tapestry loom. Collection from Glasgow area.
£5,000 onoContact: Jane Gregory
Tel: 07731 765 953
Advertised Since: Tuesday 11 August 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. LeClerc Weavebird Compu-Dobby Loom
Sadly for sale due to lack of space and not enough use! This amazing loom is a 16shaft, 36 inch compu-dobby loom. it comes with a single back beam, hundreds of inserted eye heddles, three reeds(10,12,15), lease sticks, warp rods, the interface box, all assembly instructions, Leclerc book and some other bits and pieces.
This loom would cost nearly £7000 with a long wait for delivery from Canada. Delivery alone was £1300...
The loom has to be dismantled for storage soon as I have to move it but I have plenty of examples of what it can produce. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. It is a beautiful thing and in lovely condition with no marks, scratches or damage of any kind. It is only 2 years old therefore has all the latest systems attached!
This item is heavy and bulky and should be collected from Taunton area.
£5500 ono (As advised by Weavebird agent in the UK)Contact: Clementina Stiegler
Tel: 07810 216 274 (Somerset)
Advertised Since: Thursday 27 August 2015
DL7. Louët Megado Mechanical Dobby Floor Loom
Louët Megado Mechanical Dobby Floor Loom (16 shaft, 130 cm weaving width)
This beautiful loom was purchased brand new from The Handweaver's Studio in 2012, shipped direct from Louet in Holland. It has only had one owner (myself) and used for personal use. It is in perfect condition and comes with a Louet bench and a Louet flyshuttle (flyshuttle is brand new, never been used, and includes the shuttle and bobbins). The loom is gorgeous to work on, simple to operate, and robust enough to handle a variety of projects. The Megado is made of ash hardwood and is finished with a double coat of semi gloss lacquer. Included with the loom are: a large shelf, built-in raddle, Texsolve heddles on the first four shafts, lease and tie-up sticks, bench, and a brand new flyshuttle. This loom breaks down very easily, although the most complex castle section can luckily stay pre-assembled. If interested, the mechcanial lobby on this loom can be easily upgraded to an electronic lobby for digital weaving use. This loom would be an excellent addition to a university or larger weaving studio, or alternatively to someone looking to advance their personal studio practice.
Collection method from North London: I am only selling this loom because I am downsizing studios. It is a beautiful loom to work with and has been handled with great care. I am based in Highgate, North London, and would be happy to suggest an excellent, efficient person who can help transport this loom to its new home. My moving person is very familiar with transporting looms and has moved this particular loom before.
(The full price I paid from Handweaver's Studio when purchasing (for the loom, bench, flyshuttle) was just over £7000).
Further details & advantages of weaving on a Louet loom: http://www.georgeweil.com/%5CProductGroup.aspx?Menu=1&Level1=90&Level2=1251&Level3=1443&PID=5094
Total dimensions for this loom: Megado 130 weaving width: 181 x 127 x 131 cm (71 1/4" x 50" x 51 5/8")
Full description for this loom can also be found here: http://www.louet.nl/en/megado
Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a viewing or for more information.
£5500 (includes all above items listed)Contact: Amy Revier
Tel: 07963 596 637
Advertised Since: Saturday 13 June 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
TL2. Ashford Tapestry Floor Loom
ASHFORD TAPESTRY FLOOR FRAME
I bought this beautiful loom new last September, but am reluctantly having to sell due to the development of a chronic shoulder condition, which is preventing me from weaving.
The loom is solid silver beech. It is very comfortable and easy to use as it tilts (see photos), which makes the weaving of the lower work on the frame much easier on the back. It is also height adjustable and includes a leashing rod. The warp tension is also adjustable and works very well from the top of the frame.
DIMENSIONS; Height 173cm (68") Width 122cm (48") Weaving width 29"x40"
The loom can be disassembled into two parts for easier transportation. I am happy to travel part-way to meet a buyer. I live in West Wales (Aberystwyth).
£375 onoContact: Hilary Owen
Tel: 01974 251538. Please call if any further queries (Aberystwyth area)
Advertised Since: Monday 20 July 2015
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