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The AVL Workshop Dobby Loom is a light-weight, portable loom with Compu-Dobby® up to 24 harnesses. It's also our least expensive computerized dobby loom.


This is a great entry-level loom into computerized weaving!


Please note stated prices include delivery of assembled loom, and full ongoing technical support.



  • 16" or 24" weaving widths. 
  • AVL Compu-Dobby® V - 8, 16 or 24 shafts. 
  • Interchangeable Design Unit on wheels for easy transport
  • X-Frame Body
  • Standard Bottom Swing Beater
  • Stainless Steel Reed: 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 Dent (please specify at time of order)
  • Sectional Warp Beam with 2” sections - hoops are removable for use as plain beam. (Second Warp Beam System Available)
  • AVL “Sticky” Front Beam
  • 25 Polyester Heddles per harness
  • User Manual
  • 2-Year AVl Warranty
  • 1-Year Subscription to 

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    At the heart of the WDL is the Interchangeable Design Unit (IDU). The IDU is one of the three major units of the Workshop Dobby Loom. Measuring a mere 25 1/2" W x 25 3/4" H x 9 1/2" D for the 16" WDL, the IDU includes all the major pieces of the loom. It can be placed in a carrying case that weighs just over 30 lbs.

    The IDU includes the harnesses, beams, and Compu-Dobby and as its name implies, can be inter-changed with another unit -- with the warp on! Using the WDL's X-Frame base, an IDU can be placed on the base, while another IDU is being warped. The IDU comes standard with wheels mounted for easy transport.

    Harnesses use lightweight, solid hardwood harness sticks and are held rigid by a pair of textile industry constant-tension springs that keep the polyester heddles at an even tension. Recently upgraded, these springs provide longer life and minimize harness float.

    The front beam is AVL's famous "sticky" beam -- sandpaper that allows the user to start a warp without the use of an apron. And the 24" WDL comes with a separate Cloth Storage Beam. Tension is controlled at the warp beam using a smaller version of the same Automatic Warp Tension System found on WDL's bigger cousins. The WDL is available with either a Sectional Beam or Plain Beam, which is easily upgrade-able to a Sectional Beam.

    The second major component set, the X-Frame, is a sturdy foundation upon which the IDU can be rested. The Base unit can be assembled or taken down in a matter of minutes.


    The third and last piece of the Workshop Dobby Loom is AVL's renouned Compu-Dobby V. This Compu-Dobby V is a diminutive version of other members of the AVL Compu-Dobby family. It is sized just right for the WDL.

    Like all AVLs, this one can even be had with a double warp beam. This redesigned feature is nearly as compact as the single beam configuration!

    Our team has worked hard to achieve the WDL's most dramatic breakthrough - the WDL's price! The WDL has lowered the entry barrier on computerized looms to such a great degree that the complete loom - with Compu-Dobby V - is available at the lowest price ever offered for a Compu-Dobby loom

    AVL Workshop Dobby Loom (16")

    Out of Stock
    • We are delighted to partner with AVL Looms.

      Our stock orders have been placed, and as these items are maticulously manufactured and hand crafted to order, product availability is scheduled for summer 2021.  

      Order and reserve now to avoid disappointment.


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