Fiber related items for sale

Looms for Sale

posted Jan 19, 2014, 11:37 AM by carol gray

High Warp Tapestry Loom.
Custom made.
45" Wide x 26.5" Deep x 70+" Tall.
$200 OBO.

LOOM. F.J. AHRENS 1960s.  
40" Warp, 10-Harness, 10-Treadle Floor Loom. 
I may have miscounted @ 209 Polyester Heddles. 
Comes with 5 Reeds. 6,8,10,12 & 15 Dents. 
I did not actually count the Dents.
The original of the new AVL Home Loom P/N 900-8H.
The "A" in AVL is for Ahern.
New @ $3,547 plus 4ea. Reeds @ $148ea. = $4,139.
53" Wide x 29" x Deep 46" Tall, stored & 40" unstored.
Birds-eye maple  like-new condition!  $3000 OBO.

Jon Brown 510-794-7719.

Schacht Matchless Spinning wheel

posted Jan 6, 2014, 6:16 PM by carol gray

Schacht Matchless Spinning wheel
Single treadle, three whorls, 4 bobbins
High speed bobin and whorl
Woolee winder and 4 bobbins

Linda Van Heertum

Retail over $1670; sale $1250

Waldorf School in Mountain View, looms and other items for sale

posted Nov 2, 2013, 11:29 AM by carol gray

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula High School in Mountain View is interested in selling the looms and other items listed below.  The buyers would be responsible for moving them from storage in Sunnyvale.  (In other words, you would have to bring two strong people and a truck or van.)  At this point, we are considering bids, but may set minimum prices. Please contact Dotty Calabrese at if you may be interested in any of the looms, tools, benches, etc. listed below.  If there is enough response, we may be able to arrange a day for viewing them.
Floor Looms for sale in good working condition:
1.     40” or 42” Gilmore 6-shaft
2.    45” Nilus Leclerc 4-shaft
3.    36” Nilus Leclerc 4-shaft
4.    40” or 42” Loomcraft 4-shaft
5.    40” or 42” Loomcraft 6-shaft
Table Looms for sale in good working condition:
1.     25” Schacht – 8-shaft
Floor Looms needing minimal work
1.     40” Harrisville 4-shaft
2.    Handmade pine very old 24” counterbalance
3.    24” LeClerc Dorthey 4-shaft table converted to floor loom
Table Looms needing minimal work
1.     20.5”  LeClerc 4-shaft
2.    20.5”  LeClerc 4-shaft
3.    20.5”  LeClerc 4-shaft
Eight different loom benches are available.
Various shuttles, yarns, and books.

Allen counterbalance loom

posted Oct 2, 2013, 6:42 PM by carol gray

Allen counterbalance loom

It is a solid maple four shaft, counterbalance floor loom made by Allen, a company located in the North West but now out of business.  Beautiful condition and lightly used, this loom has six treadles. It is equipped with polyester heddles but also comes with the original metal heddles. There are three reeds, bobbin winder, swift, and shuttles as well as possible other extras. Asking price is $400.00.

If interested, owner MaryAnne can be reached at 925-300-6659

Gilmakra Loom for Sale

posted Sep 9, 2013, 10:54 AM by carol gray   [ updated Oct 2, 2013, 6:48 PM ]

54" Glimakra Standard Contramarche Loom for Sale $3000

10 harness loom
Includes counterbalance conversion parts
Also includes: Texsolv heddles & tie-up, warping board that attaches to back of loom frame, bench, rubber mallet for set-up/knock-down of loom(loom assembles with a set of wooden wedges/slots and is easily assembled by two adults), and instruction manual
Condition: used  "excellent condition, light use" "I have used for weaving fine fabrics and for heavy rugs, and the tension is even and reliable for both, and the wide shed makes both hand-manipulated or fast-shuttle weaves a pleasure to weave."
Shipping: pick-up or by freight only from San Francisco East Bay Area

Contact Alane:

November 2012 - multiple items for sale

posted Nov 14, 2012, 12:59 PM by carol gray   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 1:05 PM ]

The Journey Wheel is a single treadle with extra bobbins and a carrying bag.
Contact:  Bob Hanlon at

NORWOOD CHERRY, 4-HARNESS FLOOR LOOM, sectional warp beam 42" width, steel heddles, comes with one reed, raddle. lots of boat shuttles & bobbins, and matching bench.
Contact:  Bob Hanlon, 

F.J.AHRENS 8-HARNESS, 10 TREADLE FLOOR LOOM $1000 Rare, 1949 built loom that is the forerunner of the new AVL Home Loom Works with a system of pulleys with side tie-up. Easy.
Birds-eye maple in like-new condition!
Contact:  Vilija at

GLIMAKRA BAND LOOM W/2 FOOT TREADLES $200 5-inch wide weaving width.
This is like an inkle loom that is on a frame and works with foot treadles.
Contact Vilija at

LENDRUM 28" SAXONY SPINNING WHEEL IN CHERRY  $800 Built for left handed spinners,
double treadle. 2 year waiting list for new ones!
Contact Vilija at 

8-harness, 10" weaving width. Comes with 4 reeds and a custom made stand.
Loom and stand fold up for storage.
Contact Vilija at

Several looms for sale, Mendocino Art Center

posted Apr 29, 2012, 5:57 PM by carol gray

The Mendocino Arts Center is selling it's looms.  They are priced at 
$350 each and will be available on July 2, 2012.

If you are interested, please contact Nancy Collins, Fiber Arts 
Coordinator on 707-964-6457

Loom for Sale, 62"

posted Apr 25, 2012, 12:58 PM by carol gray   [ updated Apr 25, 2012, 1:05 PM ]

From an email from Paula Rainey:
My friend Alice has a 62", 4-harness
loom that she must find a home for.  Alice says that her family has had the
loom for about 70 years.  It is all wood and appears to be well made.  We
could not find a manufactures name on it.  It is in excellent
condition--probably last used more than 40 years ago.  The loom is in
Sunnyvale, California
Please call Paula for more information 510 522 8005,

Gilmore warping board for sale

posted Mar 13, 2012, 2:14 PM by carol gray

Kathy Dowell is selling her Gilmore warping board for $75.00. It is a 14 yard board.
For more information, please contact her at:

Spinning Wheel for Sale

posted Feb 20, 2012, 11:16 AM by carol gray   [ updated Feb 20, 2012, 11:18 AM ]

I have a traditional wheel to sell.  It is in very good shape, I just don't use that one any more and don't have room to store it.  If anyone is  looking for a wheel I am thinking $150 or so.

For more information, please contact Diana by email:

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