Floor Looms and Tapestry looms
Dobby looms, Jacquard looms and tapestry looms follow in separate sections
THE LOOM WIZARD
Having trouble setting up your loom? In a muddle with warping?
It can be so frustrating when all you want to do is start weaving....so....why 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!
"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 mileContact: 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.
WANTED Louet David or other compact 8 shaft floor loom
In search of a Louet David or other compact 8 shaft floor loom.
Please contact me if you can help.
Advertised Since: Saturday 26 March 2022
1. Nilus Leclerc 4/6 Shaft Floor Loom
Nilus Leclerc Loom 4/6 shaft with separate matching storage bench/seat and various weaving accessories, including a beating tool, stretcher and comprehensive manual. Good working condition and a bargain at £800 ono
Collection from South Cornwall.
£800 onoContact: Elizabeth Roberts
Tel: 07976 254 332 or 01872 580198
Advertised Since: Tuesday 03 May 2022
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
£3,200Contact: Anne Lin
Advertised Since: Monday 08 November 2021
3. Maxwell Type Eight Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom
Eight shaft, string heddles. All wood joints.
Life changes meant that I have not used it for 30 years, and I now need to downsize.
The loom measures 185cm/73in high, 128cm/51in deep, 125cm/49in wide, reed 145cm/57in, weaving width 102cm/40in.
The frame and parts are in good condition and the movement is good.
Collect from East Hampshire.
£350Contact: Dr. Glenda Leeming
Tel: 01420 587 420
Advertised Since: Thursday 10 March 2022
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.
£300Contact: 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.
£950Contact: 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 onoContact: Patricia Jupp
Tel: 020 8505 4079
Advertised Since: Monday 11 January 2021
7. Finnish Countermarch Loom
Finnish Countermarch loom (can be countermarch with the right other top beams since it has jacks available). Comes with a bunch of different accessories from a selection of different sized reeds, back sticks, bench, 4 shafts with heddles with 6 pedals and a warping mill. If you are interested or would like more photos, please email me.
Collection preferred (from Sutton, Surrey) but can discuss the delivery options.
£550Contact: Elna Marie Fortune
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 December 2021
8. Glimakra Ideal Four Shaft
4 SHAFT GLIMAKRA IDEAL
4 shaft, 6 treadles, counter balance Glimakra Ideal in excellent condition. 80cm weaving width. Comes with warping sticks, 2 reeds and a shuttle. You will need to buy new texsolv heddles.
Dimensions- Width: 105cm Depth: 104cm Height: 157cm
Collection from SE London.
£400Contact: Jacob Monk
Advertised Since: Tuesday 14 June 2022
9. Floor Loom
Floor loom for sale, condition as photo. Collection only,North Wales, no reasonable offer refused.
Advertised Since: Tuesday 15 February 2022
10. Eight Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom
Copy of the Glimakra Countermarch 8 shaft floor loom. Handmade with the best New Zealand hardwood timber. Currently stored dismantled but everything present including all the usual extras. In good condition.
Loom: 160cm high and 150cm long with built in seat. Weaving width about 120cm.
Collection only from Cambridge area.
Offers around £550Contact: Malcolm
Tel: 01954 260 481
Advertised Since: Thursday 24 February 2022
11. Harris Eight Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom
Maximum weaving width approx. 100cm
In first-class working condition
Available to see and to try
Complete with loom stool; sale also to include a variety of reeds, shuttles, warp sticks, shed sticks, spare string healds, threading and reed hooks
Buyer collects from West Yorkshire; view by appointment.
Offers around £800Contact: Shirley Ross
Tel: 01924 462 370
Advertised Since: Tuesday 08 March 2022
12. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom
Four shaft counterbalance floor loom. 42" wide, 36" deep, 54" high. Complete with 5 long shuttles, a number of weaving books in v. good condition. Warping board, cheeses of wool and a weaving stool.
Collection only from Burley, Hampshire.
£200Contact: Janice Priddle
Tel: 01425 404 138
Advertised Since: Tuesday 21 June 2022
13. Norwood Eight Shaft Floor Loom
Sadly having to re-home my 8 shaft Norwood loom. Its weaving width is 42”, and comes with 2 reeds, 10 & a Toijala 12 dent, together with hundreds of Texsolv heddles.
The frame size is 45.5” wide, 32” high and 43.5” deep.
Collection would need to be in person from north Lancashire, with all sections marked for dismantling and re-assembling. . Welcome to come and take a look
For more information please email me.
Offers considered over £500Contact: Alayne Robin
Advertised Since: Thursday 04 August 2022
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 onoContact: Ann Webster
Tel: 01343 842 378
Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 September 2021
15. Four Shaft Maxwell Type Floor Loom
Four shaft Maxwell type loom for sale
The loom has wedged mortise and tenon joints and measures 137cm wide, 157cm high and 97cm deep. Weaving width is about 90cm. It comes with various accessories including 4 reeds: 1 metre x 10 dpi, 1.08 metres x 8 dpi, 1 metre x 7 dpi, 0.87 metre x 6.5 dpi. All of them except the 8dpi will need derusting. Assorted shuttles: 5 boat shuttles, 2 rug shuttles, 3 flat stick shuttles x 25in, 2 flat stick shuttles x 44in, 3 flat stick shuttles x 10in, 1 x 21in flat stick shuttle. Assorted slats. Threading hooks. Ashford warping loom, hardly used.
Collection from Canterbury, Kent.
£450Contact: Theresa Mickleburgh
Tel: 07855 235 241
Advertised Since: Saturday 23 July 2022
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)
£650Contact: Louise Prior
Tel: 0033 622 123 770
Advertised Since: Wednesday 02 August 2017
17. Four Shaft Floor Loom
This four harness, six pedal, box, floor loom of Black Walnut and American ash, in excellent condition, was made by my late, master craftsman husband in 1975 from plans held by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. The loom comes with matching weaver’s stool, 3 reeds (8, 10,15 epi), raddle, temple, 2 lease sticks, 2 bobbin shuttles with bobbins, as well as 2 rag shuttles, small temple, serviceable warping board, hank of emergency string heddles, plus warp repair pins and string weights. Its measurements are: Height 80 inches, Width 68 inches, Depth 52 inches. I have used it to make rugs, coverlets, curtains, place mats, ponchos, scarves – all manner of things both tough and fine.
Cause for sale, downsizing. . Buyer collects from East Sussex,
£150Contact: Mary Murphy
Tel: 01323 832 388
Advertised Since: Saturday 23 July 2022
18. Four Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom
Four shaft countermarch floor loom, with 8 peddles. So would probably take extra shafts.
The maker is not known but it is in the style of a Glimakra loom. All wooden joints. Texsolv heddles.
It is in full working order and comes with a second reed and sticks.
132cm wide, 132cm deep and 170 cm high. Weaving width 95cm
The owner has retired and wishes to downsize, as there is unlikely to be space in the new home.
Collection from Bristol area.
£300Contact: Sheila Liddle
Tel: 07732 909 431
Advertised Since: Tuesday 02 August 2022
19. Dryad Four Shaft Elex Floor Loom
Dryad 4 shaft Elex floor loom W165. Height 48", depth 31". width 40"
Includes: warping board, 6 treadles, home made raddle, 3 boat shuttles plus lots of bobbins, 3 long flat shuttles, shed sticks, 2 reeds, 24" and 30.5", heddle horses, threading hook and reed hook. Random cops of wool.
Buyer collects from near High Wycombe.
£400 onoContact: Gillian Swift
Tel: 01494 881 886
Advertised Since: Tuesday 09 August 2022
Award of a 16 Shaft Dobby Loom
ALISON MORTON MEMORIAL AWARDS 2022
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 www.theomoormantrust.org.uk .
WEAVING RESIDENCIES AT RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE 12 - 26 March 2022
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 www.theomoormantrust.org.uk and note that applications for the next round of
awards are due on 1 March 2022.
Advertised Since: Wednesday 24 November 2021
Advertised Since: Wednesday 24 November 2021
DL2. Toika Lilsa EW16W 16 Shaft Computer Dobby
Toika Liisa EW16W - 16 shaft computer dobby
150cm weaving width
Overhead beater and fly shuttle
16 shafts with texsolv heddles
(5 X Shuttles available for £150-200 each)
Manual for set up and use
8 dent reed
Purchased in 2012, a really smooth and light loom to use. Well loved and used but in excellent condition. The computer unit however now needs replacing. Purchase of this loom body would reduce cost and hassle of importing a new one from Finland.
Please contact me for any further information or any queries.
I have loved using this loom as a production loom, but now have a loom with a wider weaving width as my weaving needs have changed!
Collection from North Devon (viewing in situ possible until September when it will be packed for storage)
£1,900 or sensible offersContact: Justine Hartley
Tel: 07786 736 539
Advertised Since: Tuesday 09 August 2022
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
£2,200Contact: Imogen Broadbridge
Tel: 07846 499 972
Advertised Since: Thursday 11 November 2021
DL3. Dobby Loom with George Wood Dobby Head
Dobby loom with George Wood Dobby head. Weaving width 52 inches .Approx. measurements . Height 8 ft. (243.84cm) Including George Wood Dobby Head, Width 9 ft, (274.32 cm) including shuttle boxes, Depth 5ft (152.40 cm), Weight box + weights, 16 shafts with approx. 100 + wire heddles on each shaft, 6 reeds . Different sizes. 3 fly shuttles, 2 tenter hooks, 2 raddles, 70 + lags + pegs, warp sticks.
£1000 onoContact: Sylvia Houghton
Tel: 01949 860 549
Advertised Since: Tuesday 25 January 2022
DL5. AVL Little Weaver Electronic Dobby Loom
AVL Little Weaver 24 Shafts Electronic Dobby Loom in excellent condition. It features advanced AVL Compudobby IV technology, whereby the shafts change automatically when the beater is advanced. Weaving width is 40cm, it comes with a 10 dent reed, warp advancing handle and original carry case. Collection from Haslemere, Surrey.
£1600Contact: Casandra Ponta
Tel: 07515 886 713
Advertised Since: Wednesday 13 April 2022
DL6. Louet Magic Dobby
This is the 70 cm Louët Magic Dobby loom with 24 shafts which allows for a huge amount of creativity and range of patterns. It is a mechanical loom with programme bars and pegs used to create patterns and fabric structures.
This loom has been well looked after but has seen use. One bolt hole for the beater is a little loose but nothing that some wood filler wouldn’t fix and it doesn’t affect the functionality in any way. Other than that in perfect working order.
It can be used either as a table loom with a detachable leaver to open the shed or mounted onto a floor stand with a foot treadle. Extremely portable and can be folded for transportation. Easily disassembled and reassembled. Original instruction booklet included.
X2 reeds 10 dpi and 16dpi
30 Programme bars and lots of pegs
Extra Texsolv Heddles
Tie up and lease sticks
I have a home made spinning warping mill which I am happy to add in as well.
Dimensions: 88 x 100 x 140 cm
58 cm deep when folded
Fab loom to start out with or if you are short on space. I am starting teacher training in September so I no longer have the time, or space to keep and am looking to sell asap.
Buyer to collect preferably but I can organise delivery the cost of which will be added on to the final price. I’m based in Rochester, Kent.
offers around £2100Contact: Kate Cottam
Tel: 07958 113 407
Advertised Since: Thursday 30 June 2022
DL7. Louet Megado Dobby Loom
Megado, Louët's flagship loom, is a multi-harness dobby loom with unique innovations, that make weaving a real joy. Its attractive appearance is due to advanced engineering and the use of lacquered ash hardwood. Selling as I no longer have space for it. This loom has been absolutely amazing and I feel sad to be letting it go!
It has all the parts that it came with and more, including all assembly instructions.
This dobby loom has 32 harnesses, a weaving width of 130 cm (51 1/4′′), and an electronic interface (Version: I-ME-interface-V).
Large shelf, built-in raddle, stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 dpi), 900 to 1700 premounted heddles (390 mm), lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
- 14 & 16 reeds
- Loom bench
- 2nd warp beam
The handle on the cloth beam has been fixed permanently to the loom due to it being used incorrectly but is fully functioning.
Dobby looms have a dobby system, which is used to program the harness combinations for the weave pattern. Dobby is short for ′′draw boy′′ which refers to the weaver’s helper who was used to control the warp thread by pulling on draw threads. The dobby mechanism replaces the treadle/lam combination of the traditional floor looms. The performance of a multi-harness loom is vastly improved by using a dobby mechanism, as it overcomes the major problems associated with the use of a large number of treadles.
A dobby loom allows you to select the combination of shafts for every shed opening you wish to make. The great advantage of a dobby loom is that it avoids the necessity and the labour involved in making multiple tie-ups to treadle positioned underneath a loom. An investment in a Louët Dobby ensures many years of comfortable and productive weaving.
The electronic interface will give you almost unlimited shaft combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint, Winweef or Pro Weave, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.
The Megado loom features a counter march shed. This is accomplished by lifting the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being lifted. The beam movement also compensates for changes in warp tension as the shed is made. An innovative construction ensures the action of the well balanced pedal to be very light in operation. This main pedal and also the optional weaving bench are adjustable in height to accommodate the weaver’s physical requirements.
The Megado looms also have the Louët moving breast beam, just like the Spring and Delta looms. This unique warp tension control system allows the weaver to set and check the warp tension each time the warp is advanced. These innovative design features give the Megado looms an indisputable advantage over other competitive looms.
No other multi-harness loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.
PLEASE NOTE: SOLD AS SEEN. BUYER TO DISMANTLE AND COLLECT FROM OUR STUDIO. NO RETURNS. Collection from near Romsey, Hampshire
£10,250 including all accessories.Contact: Ellie Fisher
Tel: 07976 029 447
Advertised Since: Tuesday 14 June 2022
DL8. 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 excellent 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.
It occupies a floor space of 39 x 60 in (allowing space for bench)
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 an extra reed and 2nd warp beam (worth £150). There are many bars and pegs.
It is with some sadness that I am selling it because my sight has deteriorated greatly and 24 shafts will never be possible for me.
Collection from Chard, Somerset
£2200Contact: Kathy Wright
Tel: 07766 092 121
Advertised Since: Monday 18 July 2022