The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Sunday 24 May 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 Mirrix 12 inch "Little Guy" tapestry loom

Contact: Paulette Furnival
Advertised Since: Monday 25 March 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. Complete Rug Weaver's Workshop

Complete Rug Weaver's Workshop:

Varpapuu Countermarch 8 shaft 8 treadle with Shaft Switching Device, 160 cm weaving width, sectional beam, bench.

George Maxwell Countermarch 16 shaft 16 treadle with Shaft Switching Device, 140 cm weaving width, one sectional and one plain beam, beater lock, 8 (!) treadle locks, fabric protector

3 INOX stainless steel reeds, several temples, various rug and ski shuttles in different sizes, books (Collingwood signed copy and others) and lots of sundry equipment like spare Texsolv, heddles, reed and heddle hooks etc , tension box, 32 bobbin rack and winder, T Shirt yarn on cones, 12 kg cotton warp, 25 kg pure 100% Shetland Wool yarn on cones (Jamiesons), floor standing lamps and LED strip lights. Quite literally everything you need to start up a professional rug weaving enterprise (but the dog is NOT included! )

Location:  Shetland.


Contact: Christina Smith
Advertised Since: Thursday 13 February 2020

4. Schacht Baby Wolf

Schacht Baby Wolf 8 shafts with 2nd back beam,  immaculate condition, assembled in July 2017 and owned from new. It is the extended height version, comes with 3 reeds, 8,10 &12 dpi.  The loom includes the stroller for extremely easy movement between rooms and folds with or without a warp on it so is ideal for limited space.  

Collection only: 15mins off Junction 34  M4 South Wales.


Contact: Anne Holvey
Tel: 07966 983 813
Advertised Since: Sunday 24 November 2019

5. John A. Thulin Counter-balanced 4 shaft floor loom

John A. Thulin, Norrköping, Sweden, pre-1954.  Beautiful, solid loom in good condition. Counter-balanced mounting, 4 shafts with pulleys as adapted by original owner, Marianne Straub, RDI.  6 treadles, metal healds.
Height main frame 154cm
Batten height 178cm
Width 140cm
Deep 140cm
Reed (8 dp1”) 118cm
Weaving width 118cm/48”
Easily assembled/dismantled with wooden wedge pegs.  Largest part H155cm, W116cm
Comes with raddle (117cm/46” 3 dp1”) and 7 alternative (narrower) reeds, some shuttles and sticks.
Buyer collects from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire


Contact: David Hallgarth
Advertised Since: Sunday 08 March 2020

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

TL1. Varpapuu Finnish Tapestry Loom

Varpapuu Finnish tapestry loom.   max proportions :w 1.4m, H 1.8m and D 65cm
Large Square warp winder
Castle for separating warps-made from nails
Now dismantled but all joints numbered

£500 plus p&p if required (based in North Devon UK)

Contact: C. Bennett
Tel: 01598 710 651
Advertised Since: Saturday 11 January 2020

TL2. Mirrix 16" Big Sister Beading and Tapestry Loom

Mirrix 16” Big Sister beading and tapestry loom. As new. Beautifully made and easy to use. Cost nearly £300.00 when bought from the Handweavers’ Studio in 2017. Offers over £100.00. Buyer to collect from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Offers over £100

Contact: Julienne Hanson
Tel: 01908 696 072
Advertised Since: Sunday 24 May 2020

TL3. Glimakra Regina Upright Tapestry Loom

Glimakra Regina upright tapestry loom.150cm weaving width.   This is a fantatic loom in excellent condition. 

Dimensions (w x d x h) 186 x 105 x 193cm (73" x 42" x 76"). 
The loom comes apart very easily.  Integral counter balanced weighted beater, warp board built on to the back of loom, separate 150 cm raddle, warp sticks and 150 cm reed. Four paddle, two with fixing bar.
Collection only from Falmouth, Cornwall.


£700 ono

Contact: Debbie Rudolph
Advertised Since: Tuesday 14 January 2020


AVL Floor Loom  16 Shaft Mechanical Dobby

Dimensions W:130cm H:160cm L:160cm

This is a lovely loom which I have owned for 12 years. I believe it is approximately 30 years old. Up until 6 years ago I used it regularly until I started another business and unfortunately no longer have the time to use it. The loom has been housed in my home studio and I have recently got it up and running again to make sure everything is in order. It is in excellent working condition and I have previously had some parts replaced.

The loom is very compact making it perfect for a smaller working space but allows a weaving width of approximate 1 metre. It is a very comfortable loom to work on and weaves beautifully.

Supplied with the following:  Original User Manual,  Spare beam, Reeds of various sizes (and condition), Lots of pegs and lags plus a new lag set worth £130, Raddle, Various sized cross sticks, Spare heddles.

The loom will need to be dismantled for transportation (ideally a small van). It will remain built until collection by the buyer.


Ashford Rotary Warping Mill (table top),  Manual Pern Winder, 2 boat shuttles plus various stick shuttles, Heddle Threaders and reed threaders, Cone stands.


Wools 200 – 700g each/various colours - Approximately 45 cones of lambswool and lambswool/merino mixes of various weights (2/16s, 2/17s, 1 and 1/15s)

Cotton 200-700g each/various colours - Approximately 60 cones of 2/18s, 2/16s,2/28s

Linen/Silk 200-400g each/various colours - 13 cones fine weights, 20 linen cheeses

Fancy yarns – various including 10 x viscose cheese, 2 x monofilament, polyester, chenille, elastic.

Complete studio price £4000  ++++ under offer ++++

Loom only price £2200  ++++under offer ++++

Accessories only £150

Yarns only £1700


Collection in person from my studio in Gosport, Hampshire. You are welcome to come and view/try the loom. Lots more photographs and a video of the loom being warped can be viewed in the following link

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Contact: Tracy Evans
Tel: 07732 827 102
Advertised Since: Thursday 21 May 2020

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