The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Thursday 02 December 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

Loom Bench for sale

Loom bench for sale - see Miscellaneous section of this website.

Advertised Since: Wednesday 10 November 2021

2. 45" Harrisville 4 Harness Rug Loom with Shaft Switching Device

45” Harrisville 4 Harness Rug Loom with Shaft Switching Device for SALE

Condition: Never been used since assembled, produced in 2018 / 2019.

The owner needs to move abroad very soon after the purchase of the loom so hopes another passionate weaver could take over and put this incredibly beautiful and well built loom to good use. The loom needs to be dismantled and picked up by the new owner. The original packaging is included.

6 & 8 dent Stainless Steel Reed included.

Pickup location: near Victoria station, London


Contact: Anne Lin
Advertised Since: Monday 08 November 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

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. Ashford 8 Shaft Jack Loom

One year old Ashford jack loom for sale due to owner's mobility problem.  The weaving width is approx. 36".  It has 8 shafts, a second reed and is as good as new.  There are lease sticks and ample warping sticks.  There is an integral raddle on the back beam but a home made raddle for placement on the castle is also available.  The area it occupies is 52" wide, 60" deep including an area for a bench, 43.5" high.  The loom folds to a depth of about 30".  It may fit in an estate car ready assembled or it can be disassembled and clearly labelled.  I assembled the loom myself using the manual and helpful online tutorials.  It wasn't at all difficult.  I have colour coded the heddles for ease of threading.

Buyer to collect from Chard, Somerset


Contact: Kathy Wright
Tel: 07766 092 121
Advertised Since: Sunday 21 November 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

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

17. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

4 shaft counterbalance floor loom. A very old substantial floor loom with choice of reeds, modern texsolv heddles and large amount of accessories, shuttles, spacing sticks, hangers for balancing loom, spare heddles etc.  as well as carpet yarn and books if required.  The loom has a heavy beater suitable for rug making as well as very fine work.
I have had 20 years of great pleasure using it but it is now time for someone else to enjoy it.  Collection from  Sidmouth Devon.


Contact: Judy Percival
Tel: 01395 515 947 or 07541 942 019
Advertised Since: Sunday 31 October 2021

Award of a 16 Shaft Dobby Loom

In addition to the 2022 biennial awards to weavers the Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers,
in partnership with Ruthin Craft Centre, are offering two further opportunities for 2022 only. For
further details and application forms please see .

Application deadline: 5 January 2022
The residencies are offered to two weavers to work on the two looms, from the studio of Alison Morton, in the
gallery during the exhibition in her memory at Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales.
Accommodation will be provided and a fee of £1500 will be paid to each weaver.

AWARD OF A 16 SHAFT DOBBY LOOM from the studio of Alison Morton

Application deadline: 1 March 2022
40 inch weaving width, bench and lags included. The loom will be in the exhibition at
Ruthin Craft Centre 15 January – 3 April 2022 and will be available after the exhibition.

ALISON MORTON (1946 - 2021) was one of the most dedicated loom weavers of her
generation, latterly renowned for her beautiful understated linen cloths and hangings. For
the last fourteen years of her life, she was a Trustee of the Theo Moorman Trust for
Weavers, a role to which she brought great commitment, as well as invaluable humour and

The ALISON MORTON MEMORIAL AWARDS are one-off awards independent of the main 2022
Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers biennial awards. further details of the biennial awards can be found on and note that applications for the next round of
awards are due on 1 March 2022.

Advertised Since: Wednesday 24 November 2021

Contact: Julia Philips, Administrator, Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers
Advertised Since: Wednesday 24 November 2021

DL1. Louet Magic Dobby Loom

This is the 70 cm Louët Magic Dobby loom with 24 shafts (allowing for a vast range of patterns) and mechanical dobby mechanism.

It has been well cared for and is in good working order. It is a very portable loom and can be folded to transport in a car to workshops etc, it can be used as either a table loom by using a lever to open the shed, or it can be mounted on a floor stand with a treadle to open the shed.

The loom comes with treadle, swivel (pivot) beater system, raddle, a stainless steel reed, Texsolv heddles, lease and tie-up sticks and warp sticks. I am also including and extra reed and 2nd warp beam (worth £150).

It is with some sadness that I am selling it because a baby on the way means we no longer have space! 

Collection from Farnham, Surrey


Contact: Imogen Broadbridge
Tel: 07846 499 972
Advertised Since: Thursday 11 November 2021

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