The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Friday 22 June 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

Brand New Toika Warping Mill

see Miscellaneous section of this website for more details

Advertised Since: Thursday 12 October 2017

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 offer

Contact: 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 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. 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. 


Contact: 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




Contact: 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. £320

Contact: 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 ono

Contact: Nicola Howell
Tel: 07813 285 093 or 01539 561 851
Advertised Since: Thursday 26 April 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

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:
120 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 from Ealing, London, or courier pick up by arrangement.
*Please note there is a small screw missing for one of the back beams, which has never been an issue, also relatively easy to substitute.



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

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.



In great condition.

Collect from Oxfordshire







Contact: 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.


Contact: 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.


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

DL5. 16 Shaft AVL 40" Folding Dobby Loom

16 shaft 40 inch AVL FDL with 2 plain beams and electronic LIPS loom control.

This loom is known as a folding dobby loom and comes with a full paper manual. 

40 inch weaving width
16 shafts
LIPS system that runs in dos fibreworks to control the shafts
Sandpaper beam
Fly shuttle beater
Parts to reinstate a manual dobby head
Metal insert eye heddles
Warping wheel
Plain beam x 2
Cloth apron
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.
Collection from Doncaster.


Contact: Sian Jennison
Tel: 07825 768 823
Advertised Since: Thursday 29 March 2018

DL6. AVL A Series 40" 16 shaft compudobby loom

AVL A Series 40" 16 shaft compudobby loom
40 inches weaving width full frame 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.

Collection from Wakefield 


Contact: Sian Jennison
Advertised Since: Friday 11 May 2018

DL7. 16 Shaft AVL

I am selling my 16 shaft AVL mechanical dobby . 
It’s about 25 years old, fairly sure I’m it’s second owner. It would come with a 48 cone creel, tension box for sectional warping. Double fly shuttle, reed and just over 40 lags (40 brand new barely used, and about 10 it came with which are fairly worn) and plenty of pegs. 
It works well enough, can weave just under 1m width, only reason im selling is that I’ve been offered a loom that’s probably better suited to me and my weaving and the direction my business is taking! 
Would have to be collected (would be dismantled) from my studio in Somerset!
It’s a lovely loom, there are a couple of features that don’t work/ aren’t present and haven’t been the whole time I’ve owned it but it isn’t anything that affects its ability to weave! 
Collection from Somerset

£3000 ono

Contact: Charlotte Martin
Tel: 07525 618 653
Advertised Since: Tuesday 17 April 2018

DL8. George Wood Compu Dobby 16 Shafts

George Wood compu-dobby, 16 shafts, 1m weaving width. 
Weavepoint software inc
x2 back beams
20dpi reed, 1m
2dpi raddle, 1m
Pegs and lags mechanical head inc. 
Recently serviced compu-dobby box
Currenty dismantled. Collection in Bristol, will be happy to help assemble if nearby. 



Contact: 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.


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


Ashford large tapestry loom (42")

I bought this a few years ago from new assembled it and then, due to health issues, moved to a tiny bungalow where there just is not room for it.  The loom is unused and completely as new.
The weaving frame is approx 43.5" wide, the height is adjustable and the frame can be removed from the stand for transportation.  The instruction book and two unused tapestry bobbins are included.
Collection is from Crewe, Cheshire.


Contact: Terri Ridgwell
Tel: 07709 709 374
Advertised Since: Friday 20 April 2018