Classified ads for the VHWSG are published on the website only. They are for selling, giving away, requesting, or trading personal items, but not commercial sales, that are fibre-related. Ads are free for both guild members and non-members.

Paid commercial ads for the VHWSG are published in the monthly newsletter only. They are for the regular sale of fibre-related products or equipment, whether they are sold by a company or an individual. Paid ads are $25 per year for a monthly display ad in the newsletter and $5 per ad for one-time ads. To submit a paid commercial ad, fill out the VHWSG-advertising-agreement-v4-2017 and send it with payment to the address on the form. Then send your ad copy by email to the webmaster.

There is no deadline for submitting classified ads. Each ad will be posted within 5 business days of being received.

Please submit classified ad requests by email. Include make and model, size, condition, price and contact information (email and/or phone number). Please also include your location if you are outside the Victoria, BC area.

Note: The Classified Ads webpage is accessible to non-members of the guild. Be sure that your contact information is something that you are comfortable sharing publicly. Please be sure that the people responding to your ads are legitimate buyers – spammers are not welcome as buyers or sellers.

Each ad runs for three months unless you request it to run longer. Please send an email when the item sells so that the ad can be removed – include the date and number code that appears above the ad.

December 14, 2018 1007


New to weaving and have enrolled in a course requiring a rigid heddle loom. I am on Pender but come to Victoria regularly.

Contact: Gail Kleisinger

December 14, 2018 1006

For Sale

Looking for a Christmas gift for the new weaver? I have a Leclerc Artisat 36″ (90cm) floor loom with 4 harnesses, 6 treadles.  Includes 2 reeds 10″ & 12″ and lease sticks, a shuttle, sley hook and bench. Asking $300.
Contact Joan Simonton in Nanaimo 780.817.6213

December 7, 2018 1005

For Sale:

$500 – Beautifully handcrafted Eastern Maple Standing Floor Inkle  Loom H 31″ x W 29″ with 6″ weaving width

$500 – Ashford Traveller Spinning wheel with 18 ” wheel, double foot pedals, built in lazy kate with 3 bobbins also 1 extra

$150 – Warping mill

$75 – Cone holder

Contact: Marilyn Skuse 250-386-2673

November 26, 2018 – 0906

FREE: Indian Head Yarn Spinner mounted on an old (1890) Singer treadle sewing machine base. FREE

Contact: Susan Harper

November 16, 2018 1004

For Sale: : 45″ LeClerc Colonial floor loom with 8 harnesses. 10 treadles, and double back beam
Included 10 dent reed and lease sticks. Dimensions 57″(w), 68″(H), 64″(depth) and folds up to 40″
Asking $1300 (Shipping responsibility of buyer)

Contact Joyce Nemeth
250 656-8971

November 3 2018 – 1003

Wanted: Bobbin Winder

Contact: Karen

October 14 2018 – 1002

For Sale: Gertrude Floor Loom with Traditional Bench
Built by John Lowe of Woolhouse Looms, Armstrong, BC, (1985) The loom is supplied with a pair of lease sticks, 3 reeds – 4, 10 & 15 dpi; 1200 Texsolv heddles, fly shuttle boxes & mechanism. Gertrude’s overall dimensions are 71” high x 63” deep x 71” wide (without the flying shuttle boxes). Gertrude has 10 shafts (harnesses); 12 treadles; sectional warp beam; warping sticks and miscellaneous shuttles, extra heddles and tie-up cords & pegs. $5000 (shipping/pickup responsibility of buyer).

Contact: Yvonne Stowell
604-740-2834 (call or text)

September 9 2018 – 0905

Wanted: a 45 inch 10 dent reed. I would like to trade either a 12 dent or a 8 dent 45 inch reed for a 10 dent 45 inch reed.

Contact : Donna Zwiers

September 3 2018 – 0904

For Sale: Schacht Matchless Spinning Wheel in cherrywood 40th Anniversary edition. With Lazy kate and all bobbins and accessories. In good condition barely used. $1100
Alpaca fleece and books available as well.

Contact: Lisa Wilcox

September 3 2018 – 0903

For Sale: 45” GERTRUDE with 2 harnesses consisting of a 10 shafts base pattern with 10 pedals and 21 S pattern harnesses. It has a footprint of 85” x 61” x72” high.
Signature draw, system to add initials, name or year of weaving
Reeds, 10 dent or 12 dent
Sliding bench, with adjustable bench height (36” x 14” x (18 – 27” adj. height)
Lingos, to use as weights on the pattern heddles (135 – cast iron and 150 – copper)
Other Equipment For Sale: Shuttles, table top warping reel; 36” circumference, floor warping reel; 30” circumference, ball winder, umbrella swift

Contact: Joanne Verveda in Edmonton, AB

September 3 2018 – 0901

Wanted: I am looking for a used Leclerc Penelope tapestry loom. I am located on Quadra Island but can travel to Victoria.
Contact: Brigid