The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Tuesday 23 February 2021 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 George Wood Dobby Loom

WANTED - George Wood Dobby loom either 16 or 24 shaft, 2 back beams. Please contact Jella via email for further pricing and information.

Contact: Jella Maartje
Advertised Since: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Wanted The cloth beam pawl for a Harris foldaway jack loom

Wanted:  The cloth beam pawl for a Harris foldaway jack loom.  I've had no success sourcing through Harris.  If you can help, please contact me, Sandra King, at or by phone in Ireland at:  353 656890843

Advertised Since: Tuesday 08 December 2020

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 Ideal 8 Shaft Floor Loom

Glimakra Ideal Floor Loom.  Made in Sweden.  Only two owners..
Eight shafts & 8 treadles.  Countermarch but with conversion kit for counterbalance.  Back beam extension.  Scores of sticks. Two reeds.
Other equipment may be available on negotiation.
eg. quality custom made raddle.
Dimensions:  Width across back beam 109cm  Weaving width c.90/95cm  Height 145cm  Depth 115cm

A new basic Glimakra equivalent is priced at £2900/3000 with no accessories.
This loom is in excellent condition and only being sold due to house move. Please feel free to phone me if you have any questions.


Contact: Emma Hetherington-Sadler
Tel: 07921 872 893
Advertised Since: Saturday 30 January 2021

2. Berga Karelia Four Shaft Floor Loom

Berga Karelia - Made in Sweden four shaft counterbalance loom
Good condition and working order.   Four shafts and six treadles.Texsolv heddles.  Reed.  Shuttle
Approx 90cm/35'' weaving width
Approx 127cm/50" length by 127cm/50” width (including wheels),174cm/ 68” height
Will be dismantled for transportation. Collection from Falmouth, Cornwall.


Contact: Debbie Rudolph
Advertised Since: Monday 04 January 2021

4. Four Shaft Counterbalance Floor Loom

Charming "arts and crafts" style four shaft counterbalance floor loom made from oak.  Four shafts, four pedals.  Approx 26"/28" weaving width.  Overall dimensions approx: 45" wide, 33" deep, 60" tall.  Good working order.  10:1" reed.   

Collection only from near Midhurst, West Sussex.  Dismantles for transportation.


Contact: The Loom Exchange
Tel: 01730 817191
Advertised Since: Sunday 06 December 2020

6. Swedish style Four Shaft Floor Loom

Swedish style four shaft, four pedal counterbalance floor loom with Texsolv heddles and in working order. Complete with raddle, several reeds, warping board and a quantity of sticks. Some evidence of woodworm which needs treating, hence low price of £375 ono.  Buyer collects from West Kingsdown, Kent.

£375 ono

Contact: Patricia Jupp
Tel: 020 8505 4079
Advertised Since: Monday 11 January 2021

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