Thursday, November 12, 2009

Loom for Sale

Glimakra Ideal Loom (39 inch) with horizontal countermarche setup, 8 shafts, 10 treadles. See the Glimakra USA website for specifications and detailed information about this model.

1000 heddles, bench, rubber feet, lease sticks (pair), warp sticks (24), 4 stainless steel reeds (6, 8, 10, and 12-dent), 2 raddles (one built in, one bolts on), 3 Glimakra ski shuttles, 2 stick shuttles, Toika metal temple (16-24”), Glimakra wood temple (32-51”), extra Texsolv cord, anchor pins and arrow pegs.

Optional Equipment:
Simplified Countermarche Tie-up System (as documented by Peter Collingwood). Includes cords, board, nuts & bolts, and metal separator bar. Add $200 to loom price.

For reference, see the 20+ Device at – they manufacture a commercial version of this tie-up system.

Asking $1,300 for the loom and accessories. Optional tie-up system $200 additional.

The loom is located in San Luis Obispo County, California. I really don’t want to crate and ship it. I’ll deliver within California for the price of gas (and help reassemble it), or you can pick it up. Disassembled, it should fit in most mid-sized or larger cars (compact or smaller would be tight unless you can remove seats).

The loom was second-hand when I bought it, and according to Joanne Hall of Glimakra USA, probably built in the early 1980s. It was my primary loom from 1993 to 1997, but hardly used after that. I’m selling it to make room in the studio for the jacquard. The Glimakra is a great loom – as good for rugs as for fine threads.

If interested, contact me by email (sandra at 3springshandworks dot com). If anyone in your local guild might be in the market, please feel free to pass along the link to this post.

Happy weaving!


Valerie said...

If you were in Michigan, I would be on your doorstep in a minute! With cash, for the whole package.

Susan said...

Exceptionally good pricing on loom and tie up assist! My 20+ tie up assist was $800 new for 12 shafts and 16 treadles....

No more crawling under the loom!
(Links to tie up assist set up can be found at my blog if you are considering buying this lovely loom and would like more info on set up and benefits)

Hope this is okay with you Sandra...

Sandra Rude said...

Hi, Susan,
Of course that's okay with me! Your setup is much tidier looking than mine, because it is a commercial product. Mine is DH-built, and as an engineer he's more interested in functionality than appearance :^)
Thanks - Sandra

Nancy C said...

you're getting a Jacq! I am sooo envious! Congratulations and I cannot wait to see what you do with it. Next "windfall" I get is going into one of those!
Check out MY blog..
yours is great, btw.
Nancy C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra, do you still have the ideal loom for sale? If so I am interested. Please email me if it is still

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the Ideal loom, if you have not sold it. Where are you located? my email address is

colleen mallory said...

Hi Sandra, I stumbled upon your blog and I was hoping that you might be able to offer some advice. I am very interested in learning to loom. I have a small lap loom and very much enjoy the process. I have the opportunity to procure a 48 inch, 16 treadle loom, however I was told that I need to purchase a dobby because the man that used the loom used it for small proofs, he actually used the loom to prove mathematical problems. :-) Anyways, I was hoping for some advice, Thoughts?

Colleen Mallory

colleen mallory said...

Hi, I really like your blog. I am not a weaver, however I have always wanted to try my hand at looming. A couple of months ago, I was given a loom,, but I can't get it to work. I was wondering if you might know of anyone that could offer thoughts if I uploaded photos?

spriyte said...

have you sold this loom?