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.
"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
WANTED Compact Floor Loom
Advertised Since: Monday 29 July 2019
WANTED Mirrix 12 inch "Little Guy" tapestry loom
Advertised Since: Monday 25 March 2019
1. Toika Eeva 8 Shaft Countermarch Loom
Toika Eeva 8 shaft countermarch loom 150cm. In excellent condition (one owner only) Selling due to downsizing.
£1200 but open to offers.Contact: Liza Kirtchuk
Tel: 07865 683 483
Advertised Since: Wednesday 18 September 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.
£200Contact: Margie Benson
Tel: 01398 332 139
Advertised Since: Wednesday 30 November 2016
3. Harris Four Shaft Floor Loom
Bought in 1980 (approx) from Harris looms. Dismantled in 1990 (approx)
Harris Looms 4 shaft floor loom, overall width 130 centimetres
All parts are there plus shuttles. Collection only from London SW2.
£400Contact: Diane Gillieron
Advertised Since: Friday 04 October 2019
4. Harris Foldaway Floor Loom
Harris Foldaway floor loom. In good condition. 4 shafts, countermarche action. 8 treadles to allow a "universal tie up". At present tied up to allow for twill and tabby with two spare treadles free for other structures. Weaving width 34" (86cm). Overall measurements: Openened: 44" (112cm) including beam handles X 38" (97cm). Dimensions folded: 42" (102cm) X 44" (112cm) X 18" (46cms). Net weight: 47lbs (21.5kg). Supplied with 12 dent reed, heddles, warp sticks, cross sticks, aprons, shuttles. Book: Warping your loom and tying on new warps by Peggy Osterkamp.
Buyer to collect or arrange transport from near Derby.
£500 onoContact: Kathleen Letford
Tel: 07837 511 742
Advertised Since: Monday 19 August 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.
£450Contact: Jane Anson
Advertised Since: Monday 18 June 2018
7. Sixteen Shaft Countermarch Loom
£850 onoContact: Tata McArtney
Advertised Since: Friday 04 October 2019
8. Harris Four Shaft Floor Loom
£100Contact: Dot Philpott
Advertised Since: Thursday 10 October 2019
11. Toika 150cm 8 shaft Countermarche loom
"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
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!
£1250Contact: Louise Player
Tel: 01223 563 362 or mobile: 07962 119 696
Advertised Since: Saturday 17 December 2016
DL1. Sixteen Shaft AVL Mechanical Dobby Loom
For Sale, because I am not able to use it any longer: a 16 shafts, AVL Mechanical Dobby loom with a metre weaving width. I bought it in 1985 from a company in Macclesfield which wanted to replicate the USA AVL loom using native wood, Ash, I think. Apart from 1 or 2 features that Macclesfield AVL introduced on their loom, it is similar to the USA AVL. It has two warping beams with a unique system to advance the warp. Lots of sticks for warping, lots of bars and pegs for the Dobby system, lots of cloth heddles and 2 reeds (40/10cm, 80/10cm). Also numerous shuttles, bobbins, amazing Borgs linen yarns (16/1, 16/2) for warp or weft and a small Ashford warping mill.
It is a beautiful loom, not for a beginner as it is fiddly to get it working smoothly at first. I wove fine linen on it and wool too. It is standing in the spare room and it would help a prospective buyer to examine it closely before it is dismantled and taken away. A manual has instructions how to assemble again.
Collection from London.
£2000 onoContact: Claudette Man
Advertised Since: Tuesday 17 September 2019
DL2. Louet Megado Electronic Dobby
£10,000Contact: 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.
£1,400Contact: Rosemary Durrant
Tel: 01953 788 040
Advertised Since: Wednesday 16 March 2016
DL7. 16 Shaft AVL
£3000 onoContact: Charlotte Martin
Tel: 07525 618 653
Advertised Since: Tuesday 17 April 2018
DL8. George Wood Compu Dobby 16 Shafts
£2500Contact: Annabel Williams
Tel: 07809 687 496
Advertised Since: Thursday 17 May 2018