The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 16 October 2018 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: Hattersley Domestic Loom MK 1 or 2

Wanted to purchase
Hattersley Domestic Loom MK 1 or 2
In working order
Will collect 
Contact Michael Vallely
Co. Kerry Ireland
Phone :  +3536841165
 

Advertised Since: Wednesday 08 August 2018

LOOKING FOR A LOUET FLOOR LOOM OR SIMILAR

I am interested in purchasing a second hand Louet floor loom or similar. The weaving width would ideally be between 35-50 inches and the loom needs to be quiet compact in depth due to room restrictions ;) The loom should be in good working condition. If it needs minor repairs that would be ok. Please get in touch if you have a loom that fits the description. I can promise a good home for it. Thank you, Ines 

 

Contact: Ines Metzner
Tel: 085/8259 709
Email: ines.metzner@gmail.com
Advertised Since: Monday 21 August 2017

WANTED DOBBY LOOM - COMPUTER OR MECHANICAL

I'm Looking for a dobby loom, either computer or mechanical (preferably AVL) 16 shafts or more and needs to be wider than 32 inches weaving width 
 
Will travel to collect

Contact: Kirsty Riley
Tel: 07399 413 311
Email: Pinky010685@hotmail.co.uk
Advertised Since: Wednesday 07 June 2017

WANTED AVL DOBBY LOOM OR OTHER BRAND COMPUTER DOBBY LOOM

WANTED looking to purchase an AVL loom either compudobby or manual dobby (maybe  another brand computer dobby loom) looking for 16 plus shafts in working order. Weaving width must be at least 30 inches but more is fine. I am based in UK and happy to travel to collect. Please contact me if you are looking to sell your loom.


 

Contact: Sian Walker
Tel: 07825 768 823
Email: loomonthemoon@gmail.com
Advertised Since: Monday 22 May 2017

BUILDING OR RESTORING A FLOOR LOOM?

I have some floor loom parts to give away... front and back beams etc.  Collection from West Sussex.  For more details, please telephone.

FREE

Contact: Jo Smith
Tel: 01243 543 778
Advertised Since: Friday 09 October 2015

WANTED : HATTERSLEY DOMESTIC LOOMS / LANCASHIRE 2/2 LOOMS

I'm looking for Hattersley Domestic Looms mark 1 or mark 2 and / or Lancashire 2/2 heritage looms and / or a Dob Cross -  working preferred (particularly with the Dob Cross)  but happy to restore if you have one in bits. I would also like to buy pirn winders that go alongside and if anyone has a warping mill that would be brilliant. We are building a community woollen mill for cloth production and would prefer heritage kit.

Happy to pay cash and will collect from any where in the UK / Ireland

Contact: Mark (Mill Partnership)
Tel: 07936 679 809
Email: woollenmillproject@btinternet.com
Advertised Since: Wednesday 14 September 2016

WANTED: Hattersley Domestic Treadle Loom (MK1 or MK2) or other treadle loom

Wanted: Hattersley Domestic Treadle Loom (MK1 or MK2) or other treadle loom in order to start a small weaving studio. Ideally in complete working condition, but all looms or parts of looms considered. Happy to collect from all parts of UK or Ireland and possibly even arrange shipping of looms abroad.  

Tel: 07706 067 569
Email: james@thehessiansack.com
Advertised Since: Sunday 20 September 2015

Loom Bench

see Miscellaneous section of this catalogue

Advertised Since: Wednesday 12 July 2017

Brand New Toika Warping Mill

see Miscellaneous section of this website for more details

Advertised Since: Thursday 12 October 2017

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.

 

 

 

£2,250 or very near offer

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.

£400 ono

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

3. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Aprox 3ft wide, its an old loom with all parts included (three reeds included and associated weaving books)

Collection only from Peterborough.

£150

Contact: Kate Gardner
Tel: 07815 716 684
Advertised Since: Tuesday 24 May 2016

4. Varpapuu Finlandia Floor Loom

Varpapuu Finlandia 12 Shaft Floor Loom

Loom Width 1400 mm  Loom Depth 1300 mm  Weaving width 1000 mm

12 Shaft  3off 1000mm reeds in excellent condition, 2 more in need of cleaning up.  Texsolv tie up system,  Bench,  Warping Mill,  Warping sticks,  Shuttles,   Flying shuttle race.

The loom has recently been take out of dry storage and is currently part assembled available for inspection/collection near Ludlow, Shropshire.

If a sale is agreed it may be possible to deliver to  Midlands / Wales for a fee.

 

£750 ono

Contact: Grey Batchelor
Tel: 01568 780616
Email: greybatchelor@yahoo.co.uk
Advertised Since: Thursday 09 August 2018

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. 

£450

Contact: Jane Anson
Email: janeanson894@gmail.com
Advertised Since: Monday 18 June 2018

6. Lervad Four Shaft Floor Loom

Lervad four shaft floor loom with texsolv tie-ups and heddles.  32" weaving width.  Raddle which was supplied with the loom and a second raddle home made, easier to use.  Cross sticks as supplied plus a shorter pair for narrower warps.  Spare pegs for shafts and pedals.  Texsolv cord - about 25m.  Warp sticks assorted lengths.  Reeds - the original supplied with the loom 40/10cm, reed full width 8 dent.  Reed 26" 9 dent.  Reed 26" 15 dent.  Reed 24" 12 dent.  Warping frame, 3 boat shuttles, 4 large roller shuttles, 1 small roller shuttle.  7 flat shuttles, 12 wooden bobbins for roller shuttles.  Heddle threading hooks.  Original string heddles removed to replace with Texsolv.  1 x inkle loom, 1 x home made peg loom.  Large wool winder attaches to loom frame.  2 bobbin winders and frame to hold spools.

Collection only from Rochester, Kent.

£400

Contact: Jennifer Partington
Tel: 01634 818 774
Advertised Since: Monday 15 October 2018

7. Glimakra 10 Shaft Countermarch Floor Loom

 

120 cm weaving width. Includes all assembly instructions. Warping pegs. Bench,shuttles threading hooks and fish ,one reed and yarns. Plus a few get started books...

Very good condition

Buyer collects from Dorset

 

 

£1750

Contact: Marion Podschies
Tel: 01305 824 928 or 07940 732 584
Advertised Since: Wednesday 09 November 2016

8. Glimakra Ideal Counterbalance Loom

Glimakra Ideal counterbalance loom.  100cm wide.  4 shafts, 6 pedals.  Complete with assembly instructions.  2 reeds (10 & 12), shuttles, warping sticks, heddles, bench.  Disassembles for storage/transportation to approx. 150 x 110 x 30cm.  

Price includes free warping mill (which disassembles to approx 180 x 20 x 20 cm).   

All in very good condition.  Collection only from Mid. Sussex.

 

£995

Contact: Mariannne Moore
Tel: 01444 414 383
Email: marianne.moore@tiscali.co.uk
Advertised Since: Wednesday 26 September 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
Email: rhihu1@gmail.com
Advertised Since: Thursday 26 April 2018

11. Toika 150cm 8 shaft Counterbalance loom

Weaving width is 120cm. 
"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

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:    abpeppermead@aol.com or abpeppermead@gmail.com

£550 or best offer for urgent sale

Contact: Ann Richards
Tel: 07976 619 248
Email: abpeppermead@aol.com
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)


£550

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

23. Leclerc 4 Shaft Artisat 36" Floor Loom

Leclerc 4 Shaft Artisat 36" Floor Loom
Excellent condition, very compact folding to a depth of 14" with warp on.  Sale includes 7 Shuttles, 1 Reed, Heddles, large amount of Spacers and an assortment of Stick Shuttles, plus many other items of equipment.
Also included are 19 excellent condition weaving books and an assortment of weaving magazines.
Please phone for more details and photos,
Collection only from South West Dorset Area.

£750 ono

Contact: F. Lancaster
Tel: 01202 699 676
Email: feebs1@yahoo.com
Advertised Since: Monday 19 January 2015

DOBBY LOOM LAGS FOR SALE

155 x hard wood dobby loom lags for 16 shafts,  upper surface measures 350 mm tip to tip top by 17 mm wide
underside measures 300mm tip to tip by 8 mm wide,  sloping side of lag measure 13 mm
centre of hole 1 to centre of hole 16 measures 255 mm,  centre to centre of each hole measures 19mm
a sample lag can be posted.

 

£150 ono

Contact: Carolyn Wallis
Tel: 01252 725 812
Email: carolyn@carolynwallis.com
Advertised Since: Tuesday 05 January 2016

DL1. 1950’s George Wood 16-shaft dobby loom (with fly shuttle)

1950’s George Wood 16-shaft dobby loom (with fly shuttle) - weaving width of 0.5 metres

Height – approx 2.5 metres

Width – approx. 1.65 metres

Depth – approx 1.7 metres with the floor beam extending a further 0.6 metres.

 

 

In great condition.

Collect from Oxfordshire

 

 

 

 

 

£1,100

Contact: Emma Hunt
Tel: 01608 810 863 or mobile: 07814 311 831
Advertised Since: Tuesday 15 August 2017

DL3. Louet Megado Electronic CompuDobby

Louet Megado 70cm 16 shaft Electronic CompuDobby Loom.  This Megado loom is just two years old. We are moving house and down sizing and so my loom must be downsized too ! The weaving width is 70cm and it has 16 shafts. Each shaft has extra heddles added. There is a second back beam included and also the adjustable weaving bench. The electronic dobby works from the computer using weaving software. I use Proweave but it is compatible with Fibreworks, Weaveit etc. To buy this configuration new at the moment would cost £8500.  I live in south west Scotland close to Lockerbie and just 4 miles from the main M74. If you would like to know more please contact me by phone or email.

£6,250

Contact: Dorothy Stewart
Tel: 01387 810 021
Email: stewartdorothy@me.com
Advertised Since: Thursday 13 April 2017

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

DL21. George Wood Loom Frame

36" with 3 box fly shuttle, 16 shaft Robert Hall mechanical dobby head and quantity of industrial shafts - needs some DIY skills to restore shuttle boxes and adjust dobby and assemble as a working loom - only £450 - could help assemble at reasonable rate(£80/day+ travel) within 50 of mile radius of mid wales.

£450

Contact: Steve Attwood-Wright
Tel: 01686 670793 (Shropshire/Mid Wales Border)
Advertised Since: Friday 06 November 2009

TL1. Varpapuu Tapestry Floor Loom

Varpapu Tapestry floor Loom ht180cm depth 58cm width 1.37cm    good condition 2 shaft Finnish loom .can be dismantled as joints labelled,includes 1m warping square
buyer collects from north devon 

£1050

Contact: Caroline Bennett
Tel: 01598 710 651
Advertised Since: Thursday 10 December 2015