The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 03 December 2019 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

1. Toika Eight Shaft Countermarch Loom

Toika 150cm 8 shaft countermarch loom 
Weaving width is 150cm, total width is 187cm
Texsolv tie up
In great condition, beautiful solid loom
Can be seen in person in my studio in Brixton, London.
Collection only.


Contact: Carmen Machado
Tel: 07510 844 762
Advertised Since: Monday 18 November 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

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. Douglas Andrew Floor Loom


Douglas Andrew floor loom for sale. All pieces present as per diagram and in good condition, but needs new heddles etc. Warping pegs on side of loom. Several shuttles and other bits & pieces. Currently dismantled due to house move and lack of space. Collect from Cambridge. 


Contact: Jane Anson
Advertised Since: Monday 18 June 2018

6. Ulla Cyrus Eight Shaft Floor Loom

AK:s Snickeri Ulla Cyrus countermarch 8 shaft floor loom (weaving width 115cm) for sale.   
In excellent condition. Complete with bench. Beautiful to work on. Selling sadly due to other time and space commitments.  
For dimensions see AK:s Snikeri web pages at
Buyer to collect from North Dorset.

£650 ono

Contact: Will Todd
Tel: 07484 190 148
Advertised Since: Monday 28 October 2019

8. Ulla Cyrus Countermarche Loom

Ulla Cyrus countermarche loom for sale. 150 cm width, 12 shafts, 9 treadles. I brought this loom from Sweden earlier this year. It’s in beautiful condition. Comes with texslov heddles. It’s the same as the one in the photo (my present loom) but an older model so the back and front beams are solid wood rather than steel. Apart from that it is identical. These looms are lovely to work on, heavier than a Glimakra, so good for rugs but also fine fabrics too.

Collect from West Hampshire.


Contact: Clare Lewis
Tel: 07521 735 655
Advertised Since: Thursday 28 November 2019

11. Toika 150cm 8 shaft Countermarche loom

Weaving width is 150cm. 
"Liisa" type (full details on Toika website) 
Countermarch loom - massive sheds! 
texsolv tie up 
in fantastic condition 
full width of loom 157 cm 
Depth of loom 136 cm 
There is space to add extra shafts if you want to increase the design options, up to 16 shafts. If you really want to, you can add a computer aided option which connects to your computer- all available from Toika. 

The loom comes with a reed, pre cut texsolv for the tie up, raddle, bench which sits inside the loom when not in use, and warping sticks. Everything you need except the yarn! 
Collection only from Cambridge


Contact: Louise Player
Tel: 01223 563 362 or mobile: 07962 119 696
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 December 2016

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. Schacht 25" Tapestry Loom

Schacht 25" tapestry loom.   Same type as illustrated and in as new condition.  

Collection only from near Midhurst, West Sussex.


Contact: The Loom Exchange
Tel: 01730 817191
Advertised Since: Friday 25 October 2019

TL2. Mirrix 32" Tapestry Loom with Mirrix stand

Mirrix 32" Tapestry Loom with Mirrix stand  
Buyer to collect Oakham, Rutland area


Contact: L. Marsland
Tel: 01572 724241
Advertised Since: Sunday 03 November 2019

DL2. Louet Megado Electronic Dobby

Louet Megado weaving loom, 32 Shaft Electronic dobby, 110 cm weaving width, 2 sectional back beams, 2 reeds, loads of extra heddles on each  shaft. Currently assembled, buyer to collect (Cambridgeshire ) selling as downsizing.


Contact: Trisha Duffett-Smith
Tel: 07788 668 900
Advertised Since: Monday 23 September 2019

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