The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Monday 23 November 2020 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.

Live further away?  I'm happy to help via email and telephone for a small fee.  Just send me details of the problem, with images if possible, and I'll do my best to help you get weaving!

"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 - Louet Floor Loom

I am looking to buy a Louet loom. 90-110 cm weaving width, 8 + shafts. David, Spring, Delta, or Hollandia, would consider a Louet dobby for a great price. 

Contact: Ivana
Advertised Since: Monday 14 September 2020

WANTED Hattersley number 1 or number 2 loom.

Wanted : Hattersley no.1 or no.2 loom in working order.  Must see loom working, location and price.   Please contact me via email regarding price and any further information.

Advertised Since: Thursday 10 September 2020

1. Glimakra Standard 10 Shaft Floor Loom

GLIMAKRA STANDARD, Horizontal countermarche, 120cm.
10 Shafts, 8 treadles (but room for 2 more), 8 short lamms, 10 long lamms.
3 reeds (8, 10 and 12 epi),Texsolv cords and heddles.  Lease sticks (x2), warp sticks (x20), Locking pins (x2).  Rubber feet protectors (x4), Glimakra ski shuttle (x2).  Bench.  Full instructions.
Selling to make room for a new loom. I am willing to liaise with a courier of your  choosing if you would like to safely acquire a loom in current pandemic climate.
Currently located in Scotland (PA65), buyer to note that although this loom has been
in continuous use, it currently has tight joints (mainly front and back beam) hence  bargain price. Prospective owner would have to re-assemble carefully and warm up the loom slowly after transit. More photos/info on request.


Contact: Nathalie
Advertised Since: Wednesday 18 November 2020

2. Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom

Glimakra Ideal countermarch loom.    Approx 31" weaving width,  4 shafts, 6 pedals.  Texsolv heddles. Includes weaving bench.  All in very good condition.  Buyer collects from East Sussex. 

£750 ono

Contact: Tom Lillicrap
Tel: 01825 840 380
Advertised Since: Sunday 08 November 2020

16. Harris Eight Shaft Floor Loom

Harris 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

DL1. Louet Megado 16 Shaft Electronic Dobby Loom

Louet Megado 16 Shaft Electronic Dobby Loom in excellent condition
90 cm weaving width with 2 beams, 1600 Texsolv Heddles.  Included 10 reed, warping sticks and Louet weaving bench

Photographs, video on request.

Viewing welcome, buyer to arrange collection from Suffolk


Contact: Amy
Tel: 07947 644 734
Advertised Since: Monday 19 October 2020