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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.


Gently used Rigid Heddle Loom

Preferred size is a 32”, but I’m new at this and don’t really know what I need. I live in Comox but can arrange pick up or will pay for shipping.
Please contact Judy Gadicke, 250-898-4299;



January 11, 2020 (1055)

I can deliver to Victoria or elsewhere south of Campbell River or could mail at buyer’s expense.

Plus Five- Ethnic Patters- Yvonne Porcella; Fashions from the Loom- Betty Beard; Finishes in the Ethnic Tradition- Suzanne Baizerman and Karen Searle; Step by Step Tablet Weaving (1 copies)-
Surface Interest – Hariett Tidball (Shuttle Craft Monograph ); Two Harness Textiles- the Open Work Weaves – Hariett Tidball (Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph); Designing on the Loom -Mary Kirby; Theme and Variation-More Weaving that Sings- Nadine Sanders and Joyce Harper; Two Harness Textiles The Loom Controlled Weaves- Harriet Tidball (Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph); Weaving with Foot Power Looms- Edward F Worst; Inkle Weaving- Lavinia Bradley; Encyclopedia of Handweaving- Stanislaw A. Zielinski; Clothing From the Hands that Weave- Anita Luvera Mayer; Designing and Drafting for Handweavers- Berta Frey; Weaving with Reeds and Fibers- Osma Gallinger & Oscar H. Benson;
Handwoven Design Collections: Super Simple Tops #13, Heirloom Table Linens # 11, Various # 2, Jackets and Pullovers #17, Just Rags # 8

FOR SALE – (Prices in Brackets)
The Weaver’s Book- Hariet Tidball (5); New Key to Weaving- Mary Black (5); Handwoven Laces- Donna Muller (5); Handweaver’s Pattern Book- Marguerite Porter Davison (10); Keep Me Warm One Night- Early Handweaving in Eastern Canada- Dorothy K Burnham and Harold B Burnham (75); The Best of Weaver’s- Huck Lace- Madelyn van der Hoogt (10); The Complete Book of Drafting for Handweavers- Madelyn van der Hoogt (10); Manual of Swedish Handweaving – Ulla Cyrus-Zetterstrom (10)
Weaving Bands- Liv Trotzig and Astrid Axelsson(5); Four Harness Huck- Evely Neher (3); Finishing Touches for the Handweaver- Virginia M West(5)

January 11, 2020 (1054)
Loom – 60 inches and has 5 reeds along with a few other components,
Price:  $500
Contact: Chandra at or phone 250-880-2506.
January 10, 2020 (1053)

Louet Octado 8 Shaft Dobby
Tired of crawling on the floor to tie up treadles? This Octado is for you! A dobby loom allows you to avoid tie-ups and with only 8 shafts, it’s not so intimidating. I have 2 dobby looms and really only need one so I’m ready to let this one leave home. She is in perfect condition 🙂

She has a 27” weaving width, comes with everything…bench, computer, electronic interface.

List price for everything $12,550 asking $8,500
Pick up on Salt Spring Island.

Please call Jane Stafford for more information.
250-537-9468 or email

January 6, 2020 (1052)

Varpapuu Countermarch Floor Loom and extras: $2200 + shipping – arrange or collect.
Similar to the “Liisa” type loom pictured above (full details on Toika website)
Countermarch loom with underslung beater, steady for rugs and yet gentle for sheer transparent fabric.
Comes with Adjustable Eeva bench pictured.
Tie up instructions in english available; In fantastic condition
Weaving width is 100cm; 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 8 shafts.
Loom is worth $3950 new.

Extras included with the loom include:
with 3 reeds,( 100 cm, 5dents/inch, and 100 cm 10dents/inch, 115 cm 10/dents/inch)
pre cut texsolv heddles, 5 metal stretchers, birch rag shuttles, boat shuttles, bobbin shuttle,
3 sizes of warping sticks, 4 rolls 100% Finla Sein Twine #6, for warps,
Bobbin and Ball winder, Threading hook and texlove tie up kit.
Everything you need to start weaving!


January 2, 2020 (1050)

48 inch Leclerc loom, 8 shafts and 12 treadles, I think it is a countermarch.
Needs new heddles, the reeds may be selvedge-able. Free.
Contact:  250-385-5578


December 18; 2019 (1049)
Traditional spinning wheel (Date imprinted on the wheel 1857)

Contact: “B Gustafson”

December 16; 2019 (1048)
Leclerc Nilart 45″ wide 12-harness floor loom. Smooth jack-action, solid maple. Back beam folds up for storage when not in use.  Loom comes with extra separate 45″ sectional warp beam, 2 reeds, lots of extra heddles, some spare parts and yarn.
$1250 with matching, correct height, weaving bench with storage (almost $600 new).
$1000 firm without the bench. Also, have 8 treadles for a 6-harnessfloor loom in like-new condition. Solid maple. Replacement or for building your own loom.
Dimensions: 105cm/41″ long. Tie-up length is 30cm/12″. They are 9cm/3 1/2″ at the highest point and 3cm/1 1/2″ at the tip. $25each.
Contact: Bernardien at  250-924-8046 (in Cedar/Yellow Point.)

December 16; 2019 (1047)

Only used these combs twice. $50 for the set which includes the ability to use one comb as a hackle and switch back and forth.
I can be reached at


December 9; 2019 (1046)
1974 45” Cherryville Loom (counter balance, four shaft) including two reeds, shuttles, etc., 48” wide, 42” deep, 70” tall
$500 or free to a guild member in good standing.
Contact Toni at or phone 250 652 1956



December 6, 2019 (1045)

ISO/Wanted gently used 12″ end feed shuttle (not a Leclerc as it is too
heavy for me) preferably a Bluster Bay Honex, or a Schacht EFS with
pirns.  Also interested to find some cardboard quills and a low profile
Swedish shuttle like Glimakra (my first choice is an end feed).  I am
outside the Greater Victoria area so the shuttle will likely need to be



December 1, 2019 (1044)

Leclerc loom $500
Comes with bench and large box of yarns. Great condition.

Contact info: Sandra 250-893-2370;