The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Thursday 23 May 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


I am looking for a high warp/vertical tapestry loom with winding mechanisms on the top and bottom beams, suitable for making tapestries 4 - 5ft wide.  In sound condition please but I am willing to undertake renovations.  I live on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border.  If you can help, please email me at

Advertised Since: Monday 15 April 2019

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

6. Glimakra Ideal Four Shaft Floor Loom

Glimakra Ideal with both countermarch and counterbalance adaptations.

Size:       W108cmxD94CmxH154cm (width including crank 120cm)

Equipment:         4 shaft/ 6 treadles, bench, 3 new packets of Texlov heddles, 4x reeds very fine and fine slightly rusty but usuable

3x Gilmakra shuttles 2x 30cm in length, 1x 38cm in length

6x bobbins.  Leclerc bobbin winder (American plug) works well with British adapter – adapter not included.  Ashford warping mill.

Books: 2x books: Woven Textiles a Designers Guide by Sharon Kearney

And Woven textile design by Jan Shenton

Location: Helensburgh (collection only. Loom is currently disassembled)


£500 ono

Contact: Jane Gregory
Tel: 07731 765 953
Advertised Since: Friday 03 May 2019

7. Gesta Swedish Floor Loom

Gesta Swedish Floor Loom.  4 shafts, counterbalance floor loom with six pedals.  Frame dimensions: 52" wide, 54" deep, 70" height.  Weaving width about 40".  Good working condition.  Evidence of old woodworm, not active.  Accessories include: 2 reeds, raddle, cross sticks, threading hook, reed hook, shed sticks, stick shuttles, 3 boat shuttles, bobbin winder and mallet.  Also large warping board 13" x 70" with 12 pegs.

View: Hertfordshire.  Collection/delivery negotiable.

£400 ono

Contact: Ruth Waters
Tel: 01707 269 225
Advertised Since: Monday 06 May 2019

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

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

DL2. Computerised Louet Magic Dobby Loom

I am selling the latest model of the Computerised Louet Magic Dobby Loom with 24 shafts and measures measures 70cm wide. The Magic Dobby is a compact and portable loom and the electronic USB interface recognizes both PC and Macintosh connectivity. The Louet Magic Dobby is compatible with Software  available from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, PixieLoom, Weavemaker, Weave It and Pro weave. The loom has its own raddle.
Additional equipment second back beam, 2 x reeds size 10 and 12 
This model came out in 2017,   I'm currently using another loom which is why I am selling. 
I also have an extra back beam for the Magic Dobby for £80
To be collected from South London


Contact: Vicky Cowin
Tel: 07540 603 178
Advertised Since: Tuesday 30 April 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