The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 19 October 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: 16 or 24 Shaft George Wood Dobby Loom

Business in Edinburgh seeking an original George Wood Dobby loom 16 or 24 shafts, good working order, ideally manual dobby mechanism rather than computer.

We would love to re-home one (or more!) in our studio where it will be lovingly looked after and used to weave our British Alpaca products.

In or near Scotland would be best, although open to other options!

If anyone can help, we would love to hear from you.


Contact: Corine
Tel: 0131 555 7395
Advertised Since: Thursday 23 September 2021

Harris Loom Bench - see miscellaneous section

Advertised Since: Sunday 03 October 2021

1. Glimakra Standard 8 Shaft Loom

8 shaft Countermarch floor standard loom with double warp beam.
Dimensions are 4ft x 4ft x 4.9ft.
The main frame is foldaway, so it will make it easy for transportation.
It comes with:  Reeds - size (1x)4 (2x) 12  Texslov cords  (3x) Glimakra shuttles,  Selection of Halcyon yarns.

Collection from Barmby Moor, York.


Contact: Ellie Crosby
Tel: 07590 283 971
Advertised Since: Friday 16 July 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 (approx 1500 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,   (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

Loom: £250 Warping Mill £50; Cloth Drying Drum £25

Contact: Ann Baseden
Tel: 01258 472 041
Advertised Since: Tuesday 11 May 2021

4. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Douglas Andrew (Canterbury) Kentish Floor Loom.  It weaves approx. width 90-95 cm has 4 shafts and 5 pedals. It has waxed thread healds/heddles. 

There are several reeds some in need of de-rusting. A selection of accessories shuttles/raddle etc. The frame has holes drilled in the side for the insertion of dowelling pegs to create a warping frame. I no longer have the dowelling pegs, but they are easy to replace.   Images available on request.

Collection only from Essex.




Contact: Jacqui Galise
Tel: 07813 682 443
Advertised Since: Monday 21 June 2021

5. Dryad 8 Shaft Countermarch Loom

An antique loom thoroughly modernised with Texsolv tie-up and 800 Texsolv heddles allowing you to weave up to 25 EPI across the full width. 32" weaving width and 10 pedals. I also made a couple of small modifications to raise the height of it as I found I was a bit tall for it and the inside was a bit congested, but these haven't altered the original structure and design, so the loom can be used with them or in its original configuration. This is a nice loom which I have enjoyed weaving on for a few years and is only for sale because I keep acquiring more looms. Selling with a 60/10 reed (approx. 16 DPI). Currently assembled in an outbuilding in North Wiltshire and viewings are welcome, please email or phone (phone directs to answering service; please leave a message). Buyer can collect from N. Wiltshire.


Contact: Manda Rawlings
Tel: 01225 807 362
Advertised Since: Wednesday 23 June 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

7. Douglas Andrew Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Douglas Andrew 4 shaft counterbalance floor loom.
This loom was in use (by me) up until June 2021.
Weaving width 90-95cm.  Overall width 5ft (approx 1500mm)  Height 5ft (approx 1500mm)  Depth 4ft (approx 1200mm)
Texsolv heddles and Texsolv tie up.
(No reed, swift, sticks or other items in this picture are part of the sale).
I can supply a vintage steel reed if needed (will need cleaning and we can discuss options).
I can also include a curious non-collapsible weaving bench if you require this.

Overhung beater with some heft. A solid but vintage loom. I have been using to weave rugs/soft furnishings. The loom is currently dismantled but was also in use in June 2021.  I have many photos of the dismantling process to help in reassembling. I can supply extra pictures if you email me.
Location is Warwickshire (near M45/M6/A45) CV23 postcode area.
Collection much preferred but may be able to deliver within Midlands for petrol costs.
Storage for you until collection is possible.

£280 ono

Contact: Chris Pegler
Advertised Since: Monday 30 August 2021

8. Glimakra 10 Shaft Countermarch Loom

Glimåkra 10 Shaft Countermarch Loom.
This loom has a width of approx 120cm, with a weaving width of approx 100cm.
Heddles and tie up kit
Various sized reeds
3 warp beams, 1 not fitted to loom
Threading machinery, never used
In a Countermarch tie-up the shafts are raised or lowered independently of each other. Since the shafts may be raised and lowered independently, the shed will be even and better – this is an advantage in any weaving. 
Can also purchase yarns, shuttles, threading kit as extras if desired.
All collection only from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. 
Pictures can be sent on request. 


Contact: Nicole Baker
Advertised Since: Tuesday 24 August 2021

9. Harris 8 Shaft Floor Loom

8 shaft Harris floor loom.
4 ft.weaving width
5 ft wide
5 ft high
4 ft deep.
Double back beam
Lovely loom I just can't use it now.
Can be dismantled for easy transportation
Collection from Pembrokeshire


Contact: E. Scott
Tel: 01348 881 763
Advertised Since: Tuesday 24 August 2021

10. Four Shaft Floor Loom

Four shaft Counterbalance floor loom

I think this is a Dryad 4 shaft counterbalance floor loom, although there is no makers plate to confirm this. Weaving width is 38 ½ inch, 6 pedals & 4 shafts.

I have replaced all tie ups with Texsolv cord and both front and back aprons are new, with wire heddles .The loom is in very good condition. Overall measurements are

Width 44 ½ inch  Height 57 ½ inch  Depth 43 inch.  I am including 2 reeds, a 10dpi and 12dpi  and 2 shuttle sticks.

Buyer collects from Bristol.

£350 or best offer

Contact: Lydia Daniels
Tel: 07804 280 476
Advertised Since: Tuesday 05 October 2021

11. Glimakra Eight Shaft Floor Loom

Glimakra 8-shaft floor loom. Excellent condition. Assorted reeds and shuttles included. 
Width 130cm
Height 200cm
Length 160cm
Near Henley-on-Thames.
Delivery can be arranged.


Contact: Claire Elmes
Tel: 07565 892 751
Advertised Since: Wednesday 01 September 2021

12. Glimakra Counterbalance Four Shaft Floor Loom

Glimakra counterbalance 150cm/60” 4 shaft loom
Loom has had one previously owner for 25 years and then myself. In full working condition, it’s a very beautiful object. Selling as I don’t have the time to commit to the specific loom. 150cm / 60” weaving width. 4 shafts. Counterbalance set up. Loom has a tiny bit of woodworm on the front which has been treated and is fine. Comes with bench and plenty of spacing sticks for the warp. Located in Deptford, London. Collection needed. 

£1000 ono

Contact: Hollie Ward
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 September 2021

14. Lillstina Four Shaft Floor Loom

Attractive, sturdy Swedish beech floor loom.  1980.  Made in Sweden by Lillstina, S. Ekenfren, Jarvso.  Supplied to me new by Eliza Leadbeater, Cheshire.  I have hardly used it owing to a change in circumstances.  Very satisfactory results when used for clothing, cushion covers, chairbacks, floor rugs.    Dimensions:  Height 43", Width and Depth approx. 4ft x 4ft.   Various shuttles etc. included, also warping frame, table loom and good assortment of wool cones all free extras.  Buyer collects from Elgin, Moray, or delivered by carrier at your own expense and risk.  Loom can be closed up for transporting.

£1,200 ono

Contact: Ann Webster
Tel: 01343 842 378
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 September 2021

15. Four Shaft Floor Loom

For sale Floor Loom

42 inch wide Four shaft Floor loom in working order and dismantled. Buyer collects Worcester UK

Also a wide variety of yarns, reeds, warping frames etc. available.






Contact: David Jeffrey
Tel: 07807 273 297
Advertised Since: Thursday 09 September 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

DL2. AVL 16 Shaft/3 Beam Mechanical Dobby Floor Loom

I have owned the loom since new (1982) and it is in good working condition and was recently refurbished by a weaving technician from Central Saint Martins. I added the third beam coordinating with AVL and using their parts. Weaving width of 90cm / 35.5" and overall width of 188cm / 74 and length of 193cm / 76”. The Loom comes with the original bench, AVL Assembly Manual, spare lags and nylon heddles, AVL fly shuttle mechanism, AVL Tension Box, AVL Serial Code reference. I am looking for a four shaft floor loom and sadly have not the space for two large looms which is why I am selling now.
It will need to be collected and dismantled by the new owner. Location Notting Hill, London.


Contact: Teresa Hastings
Advertised Since: Thursday 23 September 2021

DL5. AVL Computer Dobby Loom

AVL computer dobby loom for sale.

A CDIV computer was added to the AVL fold up loom a few years ago.

The loom is a 16 shaft loom, with new heddles. The price includes two reeds: 12 and 6. The loom comes with its original bench.

The loom is in full working order, and the CDIV computer is working well.  All the original dobby parts will come with the loom and it could be converted back to a mechanical dobby if preferred.  The computer works best using free AVL software and wifi files, these can be created with most weaving software.

The loom is old, but refurbished looms of the same age are still sold on the AVL website.  There have been changes to the loom over the years.  The cloth cannot be released from the front of the loom, on either of the back beams, this needs to be done at the back of the loom.

Feel free to ask questions about the loom - photos can be provided via email.

Collection in person from Devon.


Contact: J. Jones
Advertised Since: Sunday 05 September 2021