The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Friday 22 March 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

1. Glimakra Eight Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom

Glimakra 8 shaft countermarch  floor loom . Up to 120cm weaving width.  In nearly new condition and complete.

 Additional Equipment .  Bench, 2 Reeds, Temple ,and 2 Boat Shuttles and Texsolv Heddles.

 Assembly instructions and 2 books by Joanne Hall “Tying up your Countermarch Loom” and “Learning to warp your Loom”

 I am based in North Somerset and the buyer would need to collect.





Contact: Jan Coppins
Tel: 01373 474 960 or 07722 044 932
Advertised Since: Wednesday 04 April 2018

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. Donegal Ardara Flying Shuttle Blanket Loom

A rare opportunity to aquire a Donegal Ardara Flying Shuttle Blanket Loom.It comes with 2 shuttles, multi box sley and a box of pirns. Also included is a 30 metre scottish wool tweed warp, twill threaded on 4 shafts with a white and tan weft yarn.   It measures 2185mm wide 2200mm deep with a sley length of 3380mm. Dismantled and ready for loading in Luton van, trailer or similar. Collect only North West  within 14 days of agreed sale.



Contact: Nic Deery
Advertised Since: Monday 11 February 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

10. Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom

Wooden Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom.  It has 8 treadles, 6 shafts, 6 harness.  Weaving width: 80cm.  Comes with bench , loom feet for the legs of the loom, wooden mallet, Dryad Raddle Ski Shuttle x three, Temple Extended 90cm, closed 60cm, Warping Sticks x twenty one, Spacer and Reeds x two, sizes 10/1 & 8


Collection only from South Cumbria

£1150 ono

Contact: Nicola Howell
Tel: 07813 285 093 or 01539 561 851
Advertised Since: Thursday 26 April 2018

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

14. Four shaft Flying Shuttle Loom

Large Red 4shaft flying shuttle loom....Beautiful loom, with 42" weaving width, will do light and heavy textiles. 3 shuttle beds for 3 colour weaving.210cm overall width,140cm deep and 180cm high.
Some reeds, sticks and shuttles also. Perching bench too. 
Buyer must dismantle and collect in person from Dorset. I cannot prepare for, or help,a courier.
more photos from: or

£550 or best offer for urgent sale

Contact: Ann Richards
Tel: 07976 619 248
Advertised Since: Wednesday 11 July 2018

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

TL2. Ashford 103cm (40") Tapestry Loom

Ashford "Large" tapestry loom on swivel floor stand. It has a weaving area just over 1m wide, 0.9m high.

There is a choice of 2 swivel and 3 leash-rod heights. All parts are present and clean. The loom is in excellent condition and very lightly used.

It is easily disassembled (12 screws and 4 bolts) for storage / transport; the longest piece is 1.3m long. Assembled size is around 1.3m wide, 1.6m high, 0.6m deep.

Located near Falkirk, Central Scotland. Please call with any questions or to come and see.





Contact: David Cameron
Tel: 01324 861 710
Advertised Since: Wednesday 09 January 2019

DL1. George Wood Dobby Loom

Thought to be an early example of a George Wood Dobby Loom, probably about 0.5m width.
This loom has been in store for a number of years. It belongs to my daughter, but she has nowhere to use it and has asked me to  sell it to a good home. As far as I know, all the bits are there, including 3 shuttles. It was being used some years ago before it  was taken apart for transport and storage. I have more photographs which can be emailed if required.
Buyer to collect from just north of York.

£450 ono

Contact: David Bulman
Tel: 01347 824962
Advertised Since: Tuesday 22 January 2019

DL2. Eight Shaft Mechanical Dobby Floor Loom

Hand built Beech wood frame, 8 shaft Mechanical Dobby floor loom.  90cm weaving width (36") in excellent condition and good working order.  The loom has been hand made to a very high standard in the style of a Louet Octado loom and comes with a dobby mechanism (programmable shaft selector), stainless steel reed and pre-cut Texsolv (polyester) heddles for the tie-ups.  It is completely assembled but there are detailed instructions that will help you to check the assembly without any problems.

Loom dimensions: Height 50" (127cm),  Width 53" (135cm), Depth 39" (99cm).   

Complete with bench and second stainless steel loom reed.  There are also 15 boxes of mixed good quality weaving yarns in small to large cones.  Wools and cottons to Canan Acrylics and mixed blends in many lovely colours - ideal if you run weaving courses or a beginner and want to experiment with different yarns (approx: 150 - 200 cones).  Included are extra weaving items: 2 warping mills, 1 inkle loom and 30 warp sticks.

Collection only from Edinburgh.


Contact: Deborah Wilson
Tel: 07788 696 106
Advertised Since: Tuesday 19 March 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