For sale – Haldane spinning wheel + accessories


“Haldane“ wheel for sale. Comes with a box of extras: some wool carders, 4 extra wharrels, 3 books by Mabel Ross, and 4 extra bobbins on a home made stand. Also included: some tops (white wool and black mystery fibre – maybe baby goat?)
Owner selling as a one lot:  £ 275 (as seen on day of sale, collection Dumfries)

For sale – Louet spinning wheel and hand carders


Louet S10 wheel – contact Nancy if interested ( )

Hand carders £30 – contact Sue Macniven if interested (07740243269)

For sale – AVL loom

16 shaft mechanical dobby – £2,000 ono
• AVL (built in Macclesfield, 1980s)
• 16 shafts
• 60” wide weaving width
• Sectional warp beam, 2nd back beam and cloth storage system
• Fly shuttle beater (not AVL)
• Integrated bench
• Sandpaper beam
• Tension box
• Reeds, box of pirns, pegs, lags, 1 flying shuttle included
108” wide with fly attached (70” without) x 70” tall, 60” deep
The original compuDobby box is available and needs replacement solenoids. Its operational condition is unknown.

The loom is currently available to try at my workshop at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria (20 mins from Junction 37 M6) but I need to break it down by the middle of May as I’m downsizing to a smaller space. Viewing / trying out during opening hours, Wed-Sun 10.30-4pm
Please email me – – for further info or to arrange a time to visit as I’m not in every day. Buyer to collect – I’ll help you to dismantle it.


Our Guild is affiliated to the National Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The objectives of the Association are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship.  Through the Association any member can work towards a Certificate of Achievement, in any of the Guild disciplines. Other local Guilds which we commune with include:

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