The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 22 October 2019 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 Compact Floor Loom

I am looking to buy a compact floor loom. Needs to be at least 8 shafts, 80-100 weaving width. 36' Leclerc Nilus or similar looms would be very interesting in terms of size. I would also be interested in buying 110cm Louet Hollandia.
Please, contact me via email.

Contact: Ivana Ucnikova
Advertised Since: Monday 29 July 2019

WANTED Mirrix 12 inch "Little Guy" tapestry loom

Contact: Paulette Furnival
Advertised Since: Monday 25 March 2019

1. Toika Eeva 8 Shaft Countermarch Loom

Toika Eeva 8 shaft countermarch loom 150cm.   In excellent condition (one owner only)  Selling due to downsizing.

Countermarch loom with weaving width of 150cm.  Made of kiln-dried birch.
Collection only from West London


£1200 but open to offers.

Contact: Liza Kirtchuk
Tel: 07865 683 483
Advertised Since: Wednesday 18 September 2019

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. Harris Four Shaft Floor Loom

Bought in 1980 (approx) from Harris looms. Dismantled in 1990 (approx)
Harris Looms 4 shaft floor loom, overall width 130 centimetres
All parts are there plus shuttles.   Collection only from London SW2.


Contact: Diane Gillieron
Advertised Since: Friday 04 October 2019

4. Harris Foldaway Floor Loom

Harris Foldaway floor loom.  In good condition.  4 shafts, countermarche action.  8 treadles to allow a "universal tie up".  At present tied up to allow for twill and tabby with two spare treadles free for other structures.  Weaving width 34" (86cm).  Overall measurements: Openened: 44" (112cm) including beam handles X 38" (97cm).  Dimensions folded: 42" (102cm) X 44" (112cm) X 18" (46cms).  Net weight: 47lbs (21.5kg).  Supplied with 12 dent reed, heddles, warp sticks, cross sticks, aprons, shuttles.  Book: Warping your loom and tying on new warps by Peggy Osterkamp.

Buyer to collect or arrange transport from near Derby.

£500 ono

Contact: Kathleen Letford
Tel: 07837 511 742
Advertised Since: Monday 19 August 2019

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. Sixteen Shaft Countermarch Loom

16 Shaft Countermarch loom
Width 183cm 
Height 200cm 
Depth 153cm 
The loom has space for 16 shafts to be hung but it comes with 11 shafts with approx 150 heddles per shaft in Texsolv.   The loom is set up with 8 shafts that use Texsolv Ladder Cord, Spilt Peg and Conical Peg. 
There is also spare Texsolv Ladder Cord, Spilt Peg and Conical Peg. 
It has 2 back beams and 1 front roller.   4 reeds in different sizes (1dent per 1cm, 2dents per 1cm, 3dents per 1cm, 4dents per cm) length 150cm to fit the loom. 
To tie the shafts to the peddles it uses a ring system, these come with the loom. 
Bench is not included.
Collection only: Surrey/Hampshire boarders. 
Must be sold & collected by December 2019 due to moving. 
Please see the photo of the loom, please note the loom has been dismantled.


£850 ono

Contact: Tata McArtney
Advertised Since: Friday 04 October 2019

8. Harris Four Shaft Floor Loom

Harris 4 shaft, 6 pedal floor loom in working order.   Plus shuttles.  Weaving width 36"
Can be dismantled in part reasonably easily.
Kent area, buyer collect.


Contact: Dot Philpott
Advertised Since: Thursday 10 October 2019

11. Toika 150cm 8 shaft Countermarche loom

Weaving width is 150cm. 
"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

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

DL1. Sixteen Shaft AVL Mechanical Dobby Loom

For Sale, because I am not able to use it any longer: a 16 shafts, AVL Mechanical Dobby loom  with a metre weaving width.  I bought it in 1985 from a company in Macclesfield which wanted to replicate the USA AVL loom using native wood, Ash, I think.  Apart from 1 or 2 features that Macclesfield AVL introduced on their loom, it is similar to the USA AVL.  It has two warping beams with a unique system to advance the warp.  Lots of sticks for warping, lots of bars and pegs for the Dobby system, lots of cloth heddles and 2 reeds (40/10cm, 80/10cm).  Also numerous shuttles, bobbins, amazing Borgs linen yarns (16/1, 16/2) for warp or weft and a small Ashford warping mill.

It is a beautiful loom, not for a beginner as it is fiddly to get it working smoothly at first.  I wove fine linen on it and wool too.  It is standing in the spare room and it would help a prospective buyer to examine it closely before it is dismantled and taken away.  A manual has instructions how to assemble again.

Collection from London.

£2000 ono

Contact: Claudette Man
Advertised Since: Tuesday 17 September 2019

DL2. Louet Megado Electronic Dobby

Louet Megado weaving loom, 32 Shaft Electronic dobby, 110 cm weaving width, 2 sectional back beams, 2 reeds, loads of extra heddles on each  shaft. Currently assembled, buyer to collect (Cambridgeshire ) selling as downsizing.


Contact: Trisha Duffett-Smith
Tel: 07788 668 900
Advertised Since: Monday 23 September 2019

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

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