The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 11 May 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 - Louet Floor Loom

I am looking to buy a Louet loom. 90-110 cm weaving width, 8 + shafts. David, Spring, Delta, or Hollandia, would consider a Louet dobby for a great price. 

Contact: Ivana
Advertised Since: Monday 14 September 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. Harris Folding Four Shaft Floor Loom

Harris Four Shaft Folding floor loom.  Approx measurements:

110cm (43in) wide

90cm (35in) deep - 60cm (24in) when folded

107cm (42in) tall

Complete with 3 roller shuttles, 1 long shuttle, 3 ski shuttles, 5 stick shuttles, 2 boat shuttles, reeds, umbrella swift, spool rack plus spool winder (precision instrument), Harris horizontal warping mill, raddle, inkle loom and ball winder. 
Collection only from near Cirencester.


Contact: Alasdair Ogilvie
Tel: 01285 650 339 or mobile: 07932 182 237
Advertised Since: Thursday 06 May 2021

2. Varpappuu Finlandia Floor Loom

Vaupapau Finlandia  8 Shaft Floor loom.   Width 6ft beater  Height 5ft 2 in  Depth 4ft 2 in.   including seat, Reeds, heddles, warp winder, shuttles.

Lots of wool and warp available.

Collection only from near Barnard Castle.



Contact: Maureen Seal
Tel: 01833 631 717
Advertised Since: Thursday 06 May 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 (over 1000 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, 1 double ski shuttle 19" 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

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

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