The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 07 July 2020 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

WANTED Eight Shaft Floor Loom

Wanted a floor loom, at least 8 shafts and 36 inch weaving width. I am in Kent but happy to collect from anywhere.

Contact: Clare Evans
Tel: 01303 489 015, or 07951 497 451
Advertised Since: Friday 05 June 2020

1. Four Shaft Floor Loom

4 shaft (possibly Glimakra) floor loom for Sale
Has been tidied up, treated for woodworm and have had someone make replacements for missing pegs and horses,
a new apron cloth is required.
The dimensions are as follows
Height 64"
Width 47"
Depth 52"
Weaving width 40"
There is one 8 dpi reed, texsolv heddles, cord, pegs and anchors included. Some stick shuttles also.
Buyer collects from Carmarthenshire area (South Wales).


Contact: Georgia Saxton
Tel: 07541 858 768
Advertised Since: Wednesday 03 June 2020

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.


Contact: Margie Benson
Tel: 01398 332 139
Advertised Since: Wednesday 30 November 2016

3. Counterbalance Four Shaft Floor Loom

Four Shaft, Six pedal counterbalance floor loom.  Approx. 30" weaving width.  String heddles and a 6 epi reed.   All in good working order.

Collection only from West Sussex.


Contact: Barry Gosden
Tel: 01498 867 475
Advertised Since: Friday 12 June 2020

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 Mechanical Magic Dobby Loom

Louet Mechanical Magic Dobby loom.  40cms weaving width, 24 Shafts.  It has 40 Magic dobby program bars, a dobby weight, 400 extra heddles than standard, all tools and equipment which came with the loom: treadle, hand leaver, spanner, reed and masses of pegs.  It is 4 years old and is great if you love creating patterns.  With 40 program bars 3 or 4 patterns can be programmed at one time.  It is a treat to use.  For transporting, please note that it is 70cms high, 57cms wide, 62cms deep.  The stand is detachable and can be flat packed.  Following a move to another house, space is scarce and I don't weave as much as I used to do, hence the sale.

Collection from Hampshire.

£2,250 ono

Contact: Stephanie
Tel: 01794 522 904
Advertised Since: Thursday 28 May 2020

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