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Louet Dobby Looms - Magic 40/70

SKU: WP0117
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Louet Dobby Looms - Magic 40/70 - Magic Dobby 40cm/16" is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

***Delivery could take 1-3 months***


Please note that the image is shown with the Electronic Dobby which has to be purchased separately.

A dobby loom has a dobby mechanism, which is used to program the harness combinations for the weave pattern. Dobby is short for "draw boy" which refers to the weavers helper who was used to control the warp thread by pulling on draw threads. The dobby mechanism replaces the treadle/lam combination of the traditional floor looms. The performance of a multi-harness loom is vastly improved by using a dobby mechanism, as it overcomes the major problems associated with the use of a large number of treadles. A dobby loom allows you to select the combination of harnesses for every shed opening you wish to make. The great advantage of a dobby loom is that it avoids the necessity and the labor involved in making multiple tie-ups to treadle positioned underneath a loom. An investment in a Louet Dobby ensures many years of comfortable and productive weaving. The mechanical dobby is a program bar with pegs system. The numbered holes in the program bars correspond with harnesses of the loom. If you want a harness to be raised, you place a peg in the corresponding hole of the program bar. Your series of program bars can be as long as you like; however, if the number of program bars becomes very large, you may want to consider an electronic dobby. The electronic dobby will give you almost unlimited harness combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint or Pro Weave, which all work with the electronic interface.

Magic Dobby (MD) is a very portable loom. The loom can be used as a table loom by using a lever to open the shed, or mount it on the floor stand and use a treadle to open the shed. The front and rear sections fold up towards the castle, for easy storage or travel. You must choose between a mechanical and electronic dobby. Magic Dobby is available in 40 cm (15 3/4") and 70 cm (27 5/8") weaving width and is made of lacquered beech.

Package Includes: 

  • castle section (assembled)
  • floor stand with treadle
  • swivel (pivot) beater system
  • raddle
  • 1 stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric)
  • 600/800 Texsolv heddles
  • lease and tie-up sticks
  • sixteen warp sticks.

Dimensions (wxdxh):

  • Magic Dobby 40 - 58 x 100 x 140 cm (22 3/4" x 39 3/8" x 55")
  • Magic Dobby 70 - 88 x 100 x 140cm (34 5/8" x 39 3/8" x 55")


  • Magic Dobby 40 - 25 kg (55 lb),
  • Magic Dobby 70 - 33 kg (73 lb)

Available Accessories:
- Bench - height 57 cm (22 3/8")
- Second warp beam with back beam
- Standing beater
- Flying Dutchman shuttle
- Mechanical dobby, including 30 program bars
- Program bars per ten
- Dobby chain weight
- Electronic dobby



Our first response to your order would be to have it shipped directly from our warehouse. In the case that our stock levels are too low, your order may need to be either ordered into our warehouse or dropshipped directly to you from Louet in Canada. Please allow 3-5 business days for them to process and ship out your order before receiving an e-mail with your tracking number. Should your order be backordered with our vendor, one of our customer service representatives will contact you with delays and shipping information. 

Please note that Louet drop-ships are sent via UPS or Fedex and typically arrive within 3-5 business days after being shipped. Please provide a physical address for your order as UPS does not send to PO Boxes. Drop-shipping is not available for international orders at this time so please allow time for your order to reach us before we ship it to you.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your order at (509) 536-7746 or