The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Saturday 21 March 2020 at 09:30

Floor 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.

"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
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Sunday 14 April 2013

WANTED Mirrix 12 inch "Little Guy" tapestry loom

Contact: Paulette Furnival
Email: paulette.furnival@btopenworld.com
Advertised Since: Monday 25 March 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.

£200

Contact: Margie Benson
Tel: 01398 332 139
Advertised Since: Wednesday 30 November 2016

3. Complete Rug Weaver's Workshop

Complete Rug Weaver's Workshop:

Varpapuu Countermarch 8 shaft 8 treadle with Shaft Switching Device, 160 cm weaving width, sectional beam, bench.

George Maxwell Countermarch 16 shaft 16 treadle with Shaft Switching Device, 140 cm weaving width, one sectional and one plain beam, beater lock, 8 (!) treadle locks, fabric protector

3 INOX stainless steel reeds, several temples, various rug and ski shuttles in different sizes, books (Collingwood signed copy and others) and lots of sundry equipment like spare Texsolv, heddles, reed and heddle hooks etc , tension box, 32 bobbin rack and winder, T Shirt yarn on cones, 12 kg cotton warp, 25 kg pure 100% Shetland Wool yarn on cones (Jamiesons), floor standing lamps and LED strip lights. Quite literally everything you need to start up a professional rug weaving enterprise (but the dog is NOT included! )

Location:  Shetland.

£7000

Contact: Christina Smith
Email: christina.smith12@btinternet.com
Advertised Since: Thursday 13 February 2020

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.

£2600

Contact: Anne Holvey
Tel: 07966 983 813
Advertised Since: Sunday 24 November 2019

5. John A. Thulin Counter-balanced 4 shaft floor loom

John A. Thulin, Norrköping, Sweden, pre-1954.  Beautiful, solid loom in good condition. Counter-balanced mounting, 4 shafts with pulleys as adapted by original owner, Marianne Straub, RDI.  6 treadles, metal healds.
 
Height main frame 154cm
Batten height 178cm
Width 140cm
Deep 140cm
Reed (8 dp1”) 118cm
Weaving width 118cm/48”
 
Easily assembled/dismantled with wooden wedge pegs.  Largest part H155cm, W116cm
 
Comes with raddle (117cm/46” 3 dp1”) and 7 alternative (narrower) reeds, some shuttles and sticks.
 
Buyer collects from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

£875

Contact: David Hallgarth
Email: dai.hallgarth@gmail.com
Advertised Since: Sunday 08 March 2020

7. Louet Spring 90

SPRING 90 total 12 shafts (8 plus 4) and second back beam.
Added the 4 extra shafts last year which I haven’t used yet nor the second back beam. Extra heddles added to all shafts too. Includes reed, sticks, instructions.Sadly not using  this lovely countermarche loom and downsizing so needs a new home.
Please ring if you would like further details.

Loom near Winchester 15 mins from junction 9 of M3.

£2,700

Contact: Jan James
Tel: 07957 066 117
Advertised Since: Monday 17 February 2020

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

£1250

Contact: Louise Player
Tel: 01223 563 362 or mobile: 07962 119 696
Email: louiseplayer@me.com
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)


£550

Contact: Louise Prior
Tel: 0033 622 123 770
Advertised Since: Wednesday 02 August 2017

TL1. Varpapuu Finnish Tapestry Loom

Varpapuu Finnish tapestry loom.   max proportions :w 1.4m, H 1.8m and D 65cm
Large Square warp winder
Castle for separating warps-made from nails
Now dismantled but all joints numbered
 

£500 plus p&p if required (based in North Devon UK)

Contact: C. Bennett
Tel: 01598 710 651
Advertised Since: Saturday 11 January 2020

TL3. Glimakra Regina Upright Tapestry Loom

Glimakra Regina upright tapestry loom.150cm weaving width.   This is a fantatic loom in excellent condition. 

Dimensions (w x d x h) 186 x 105 x 193cm (73" x 42" x 76"). 
 
The loom comes apart very easily.  Integral counter balanced weighted beater, warp board built on to the back of loom, separate 150 cm raddle, warp sticks and 150 cm reed. Four paddle, two with fixing bar.
Collection only from Falmouth, Cornwall.

 

£700 ono

Contact: Debbie Rudolph
Email: info@debbierudolph.co.uk
Advertised Since: Tuesday 14 January 2020

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.



£1,400

Contact: Rosemary Durrant
Tel: 01953 788 040
Email: roseydurrant@btinternet.com
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
Email: fruitbattextiles@gmail.com
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
heddles
Pegs and lags mechanical head inc. 
Recently serviced compu-dobby box
 
Currenty dismantled. Collection in Bristol, will be happy to help assemble if nearby. 

 

£2500

Contact: Annabel Williams
Tel: 07809 687 496
Email: hello@annabelwilliams.co.uk
Advertised Since: Thursday 17 May 2018