The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Thursday 13 August 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. Restoration project - FREE

Restoration project: Free
The main parts are beech, the cross bars have been replaced with pine. The treadles need some adjustment. There are four metal shafts with metal heddles, no reed. 120cm wide. Free for collection for Stroud, Glos.

free to good home

Contact: Sarah Langlands
Tel: 07986 774 359
Advertised Since: Tuesday 11 August 2020

4. Toika Folding Countermarch Floor Loom

Toika 1/2 folding countermarch floor loom.  Dimensions: Depth 115cm (45"), Height: 120cm (47"), total width: 103cm (40.5").  Weaving width: 61cm (24").

This was bought for about £550 twenty four years ago and it has been lovingly used and upgraded since then.  It is currently ready to use with universal tie up and 4 (of the 6) shafts in use.  It has 8 treadles and 6 shafts, 1 reed (12), 2 aprons/canvases, Universal tie up.  It is similar to a "Laila" but with 6 not 4 shafts.  Designed for weavers who do not have enough space for a very large loom, or who want an additional one for sampling or experimental projects:  it is a countermarch loom and can be folded with the warp in place, and occupies very little space when being stored or transported.

Collection only from Melksham, Wilts.

Open to offers.

Contact: Maiu Part
Tel: 01600 890 026
Advertised Since: Tuesday 28 July 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

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