The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 20 July 2021 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.

Live further away?  I'm happy to help via email and telephone for a small fee.  Just send me details of the problem, with images if possible, and I'll do my best to help you get weaving!

"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

WANTED 24 or 32 Shaft Floor Loom

WANTED: 24 or 32 shaft floor loom
Seeking a floor loom in full working order, with at least 80cm weaving width. Ideally within driving distance of East London.

Contact: Sally
Advertised Since: Monday 22 March 2021

WANTED George Wood Dobby Loom

WANTED - George Wood Dobby loom either 16 or 24 shaft, 2 back beams. Please contact Jella via email for further pricing and information.

Contact: Jella Maartje
Advertised Since: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Wanted The cloth beam pawl for a Harris foldaway jack loom

Wanted:  The cloth beam pawl for a Harris foldaway jack loom.  I've had no success sourcing through Harris.  If you can help, please contact me, Sandra King, at or by phone in Ireland at:  353 656890843

Advertised Since: Tuesday 08 December 2020

WANTED Hattersley number 1 or number 2 loom.

Wanted : Hattersley no.1 or no.2 loom in working order.  Must see loom working, location and price.   Please contact me via email regarding price and any further information.

Advertised Since: Thursday 10 September 2020

1. Glimakra Standard 8 Shaft Loom

8 shaft Countermarch floor standard loom with double warp beam.
Dimensions are 4ft x 4ft x 4.9ft.
The main frame is foldaway, so it will make it easy for transportation.
It comes with:  Reeds - size (1x)4 (2x) 12  Texslov cords  (3x) Glimakra shuttles,  Selection of Halcyon yarns.

Collection from Barmby Moor, York.


Contact: Ellie Crosby
Tel: 07590 283 971
Advertised Since: Friday 16 July 2021

2. Louet Spring 12 Shaft Loom

For sale Louet Spring 110cm, 12 shafts with sectional beam.  Offer includes:

10dpi Louet reed, lease sticks, warp separators for plain beaming (unused)  & all the original texsolv cords, heddles etc.


  • sectional beam (imperial) (new around £300-£330)
  • 800 extra heddles on top of what Louet gives with new loom (new around £100-£130) 
  • Philips Hue smart led light strips with remote attached to the loom. (This new cost around £100-£130).

Retail value of new loom + all extras would be around £5200.

Loom is around 2.5 years old and was bought from GeorgeWeil, I’m its first owner. It’s in a very good condition, has some bumps marks from falling shuttles etc. but nothing major. There is one deeper mark on left beater “leg”. It appeared after we moved houses & loom was transported to our new home. 

Included is also “spare” castle part. When it first arrived there was little crack on top and Louet provided me with new part. Never changed it thought, because dismantling the castle wasn’t the thing I wanted to do. 

I have a warp to weave off on it now, so pick up can be arranged as soon as it’s off the loom. Possibly around middle of July. I’m selling because I’m upgrading to more shafts.

Collection from Wolverhampton, WV11 area. 


Contact: Paulina
Advertised Since: Tuesday 08 June 2021

3. Douglas Andrew Kentish Loom 4 Shaft.

Douglas Andrew Ltd.  Kentish Loom.  4 shafts, 42", countermarch floor loom.  External measurements: 59" wide, 58" long, 66" high.  The loom has 8 lams and 8 pedals.  Equipment included: Heddles (approx 1500 10.5"), Reed, Raddle, 4 Cross stick sets, various warp sticks, 1 mallet.  Stick shuttles 3 x 33.5" long, 1 x 24" long.  Ski shuttles 2 x 25" long,   (Shuttle measurements approx.).  The loom is now dismantled but photographs have been taken to assist with reconstruction.

Warping Mill 26" dia x 17" high, made from tropical hardwood (species unknown) with chrome centre spigot standing on 12" square wooden foot.  Complete with pair of adjustable cross peg holders.

Cloth drying drum, approx 52" dia x 48" length with centre pole.  (to use, rest ends of pole on (e.g.) chairs or trestles to allow cloth on the drum to dry without compressing or creasing one side).

Collection from North Dorset

Total package: £725

Contact: Ann Baseden
Tel: 01258 472 041
Advertised Since: Tuesday 11 May 2021

4. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Douglas Andrew (Canterbury) Kentish Floor Loom.  It weaves approx. width 90-95 cm has 4 shafts and 5 pedals. It has waxed thread healds/heddles. 

There are several reeds some in need of de-rusting. A selection of accessories shuttles/raddle etc. The frame has holes drilled in the side for the insertion of dowelling pegs to create a warping frame. I no longer have the dowelling pegs, but they are easy to replace.   Images available on request.

Collection only from Essex.



£400 ono

Contact: Jacqui Galise
Tel: 07813 682 443
Advertised Since: Monday 21 June 2021

5. Dryad 8 Shaft Countermarch Loom

An antique loom thoroughly modernised with Texsolv tie-up and 800 Texsolv heddles allowing you to weave up to 25 EPI across the full width. 32" weaving width and 10 pedals. I also made a couple of small modifications to raise the height of it as I found I was a bit tall for it and the inside was a bit congested, but these haven't altered the original structure and design, so the loom can be used with them or in its original configuration. This is a nice loom which I have enjoyed weaving on for a few years and is only for sale because I keep acquiring more looms. Selling with a 60/10 reed (approx. 16 DPI). Currently assembled in an outbuilding in North Wiltshire and viewings are welcome, please email or phone (phone directs to answering service; please leave a message). Buyer can collect from N. Wiltshire.


Contact: Manda Rawlings
Tel: 01225 807 362
Advertised Since: Wednesday 23 June 2021

6. Swedish style Four Shaft Floor Loom

Swedish style four shaft, four pedal counterbalance floor loom with Texsolv heddles and in working order. Dimensions: Length:  153cm.,  Width:  122 cm.,  Weave width:  91.5cm.,  Highest Point:  142 cm. Complete with raddle, several reeds, warping board and a quantity of sticks. Some evidence of woodworm which needs treating, hence low price of £375 ono.  Buyer collects from Wanstead, London, E11

£375 ono

Contact: Patricia Jupp
Tel: 020 8505 4079
Advertised Since: Monday 11 January 2021

16. Harris Eight Shaft Floor Loom

Harris 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

DL1. Louet Megado 16 Shaft Electronic Dobby Loom

Louet Megado 16 Shaft Electronic Dobby Loom in excellent condition
70 cm weaving width with 2 beams, 900 Texsolv Heddles.  Included 10 reed, warping sticks and Louet weaving bench

Photographs, video on request.

Viewing welcome, buyer to arrange collection from Suffolk


Contact: Russell
Tel: 07768 007 321
Advertised Since: Monday 19 October 2020

DL2. George Wood 16 Shaft Dobby Loom

George Wood 16 shaft dobby loom for sale to a good home.  No 301, one of the last ones, a beautiful piece of work.  Has had much less work than I would have liked, so in excellent condition.  The reed allows for a 3ft wide weaving surface, possible to go wider with a different reed.  Loads of pegs and chains, 2 back beams.  Currently on loan in Hull but normally lives near Inverness.  Needs a 10ft ceiling for the lifts.  I sadly have no time for it anymore and would love it to be used!


Contact: Halla McLean
Tel: 07792 562 690
Advertised Since: Tuesday 20 July 2021

DL3. Dandy Weaving Loom

A rare chance to buy a Dandy Weaving loom. This loom was manufactured between 1819 (when the factory first opened) and 1842 by  John Pilling and Sons (more about them here
This particular model has a 4 shuttle drop box, working fly shuttle mechanism and up to 32 shafts - I only have 6 at the moment but they are easily made. I have an original shuttle but I understand others are readily available of the same type from Masson Mill in Derbyshire.
The reed is 5ft long.
There is a manual castle system which is very similar to a George Wood
There is a self winding mechanism for the cloth and a sectional warp.
Buyer to collect from Nottingham


Contact: Paul Smith
Advertised Since: Friday 23 April 2021