Leclerc LogoNilus II Weaving Loom

Nilus II Back Hinge Treadles

Available in 24 variations, the Nilus II is one of the most flexible looms on the market today. The Fibre artist can choose to have his/her loom built with a Jack, Counterbalance or Countermarch mechanism, in 36", 45" or 60" weaving widths and with 4 shafts or 8. The 4 shaft Jack and Countermarch versions can also be ordered in an upgradeble version the can be converted to an 8 shaft loom down the road and the Jack loom can be converted to Countermarch if your weaving needs change.

All Nilus II looms have a folding back beam which has been strengthened with stabilizer foot and non-sliding polyvinyl footpads at the base to keep the loom from slipping. It is equipped with a friction brake to provide a perfect tension that is easily released. The front cloth beam, front and back breast beams are all removable to simplify threading and the warp beam is also removable for outside beaming when required. All looms are equipped with a regular plain beam to which a set of rake like pieces can be attached to convert it to a Sectional Warp Beam. The 4 shaft looms have 6 treadles and the 8 shaft has 10.

Special Weighted Beater Options are available for Rug Weavers that increases the beater weight and enables the weaver to increase their beating force. Depending on the loom width and whether both or just one of the upper and lower weighted bars are added, the beater mechanism, weight can be increased by 4 to 13 pounds. The weighted bars have internal weights, evenly distributed along the length of the beater bars and can be added and removed as needed, even when the loom is warped and in use.

The counter-balanced version is built with an integrated Shed Regulator eliminating problems sometimes experienced with unbalanced tie-ups. The higher front beam (34 1/2") on this loom makes it an alternative to the Mira II or Fanny II counterbalance looms (31 1/4" front beams) for taller weavers. The jack looms can be purchased as 4 or 8 shaft looms or 8-shaft with back-hinge treadles. A a version of the 4 shaft that allows a low cost future upgrade to 8 shafts to occur can also be ordered. The 8 Shaft countermarch version now includes back-hinge treadles as well. Option kits to convert the loom from jack to the countermarch mechanism and to add back-hinge treadles are also available.

Nilus II Back Hinge Treadles

Back-Hinge Treadles
For those who don't have a lot of lower body strength but want to weave with an 8 harness loom, a special version of the 8 harness jack that uses a new levered treadle design is now available. This "back-hinged" design increases the weavers leg leverage producing a wide, clean shed with less effort while insuring even tension on all treadle cords with the treadles in both the rest or depressed position.

Click Here for an explanation of the differences between
Jack, Counterbalance, Countermarche and Back-Hinge Treadle looms!


The dimensions for the different version of the Nilus II loom are listed below:

Loom 36" 45" 60" 72"
Heddles (#) 1,000 1,200 1,500 1,800
Width Weaving 36" (90 cm) 45" (115 cm) 60" (150 cm) 72" (183 cm)
Overall 46" (117 cm) 55" (140 cm) 70" (170 cm) 82" (208 cm)
Depth In Use 4 Shaft = 48" (122 cm)
8 Shaft = 51" (129 cm)
Folded 4 Shaft = 27 1/2" (70 cm)
8 Shaft = 32" (81 cm)
Height Jack/Countermarch 49" (125 cm) -
Counterbalance 58 1/2" (149 cm)
Breast Beam 34 1/2" (87 cm)
Net Weight 4 Shaft 155 lbs (70 kg) 170 lbs (77 kg) 185 lbs (84 kg) 197 lbs (89 kg)
8 Shaft 190 lbs (86 kg) 205 lbs (93 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) -

Ordering Information:

The prices and part numbers for the different version of the Nilus II loom are listed below:

Jack Counterbalance Countermarch
Width 4 Shaft 8 Shaft 8 Shaft with
BH Treadles
4 Shaft 8 Shaft
36" 1029-0000
$2,755 CDN
$3,290 CDN
$3,692 CDN
$2,755 CDN
$4,168 CDN
45" 1030-0000
$3,050 CDN
$3,825 CDN
$4,120 CDN
$3,050 CDN
$4,468 CDN
60" 1031-0000
$3,371 CDN
$4,227 CDN
$4,655 CDN
$3,371 CDN
$4,969 CDN
72" n/a n/a n/a 1028-0072
$4,725 CDN
  • Email or call us at (519) 941-0736 for more information about this loom.
  • Shipping to destinations within Canada or the Continental United States is included for this loom.
  • Looms and accessories are guaranteed by Leclerc for one year covering defects in material and/or workmanship with parts replaced free of charge. Camilla Valley Farm extends this bringing it up to a Full 2 Year Warranty.
  • Looms are shipped partially disassembled for easier handling and to avoid damage during transit. Assembly is simple with both written and video instructions included as well as the required tools.
  • Looms are made of selected, well-seasoned, kiln dried Canadian hard maple or birch, except for harness frames and a few parts that require lighter wood. Metal parts are aluminium dye cast, cast iron and steel protected by metal zinc plating.

Every Leclerc Nilus II loom ordered from Camilla Valley Farm comes complete with the following extras to get you up and weaving immediately:

Loom Options:

The basic Nilus II loom can be customized to fit the weavers application with a number of options including a Double Warp Beam to allow independent tensioning of two different yarn types, a Flying Shuttle Beater to speed up the weaving process and/or extend the weavers reach, Sectional Warp Beam to speed up the warping process and a Weighted Beater for rug weavers.

Leclerc also offers a choice of loom benches to fit all weavers and maximize their comfort while weaving. All of these options can be added to your Weavebird loom order or can be added to an existing loom at a later date.

36" 45" 60"
(Instead of Wire)
$86 CDN
$107 CDN
$141 CDN
Inserted Eye
$86 CDN
$107 CDN
$141 CDN
Double Warp Beam 6432-3000
$530 CDN
$605 CDN
$701 CDN
Sectional Warp Beam Kit 1 Inch
$246 CDN
$294 CDN
$375 CDN
2 Inch
$214 CDN
$258 CDN
$316 CDN
Flying Shuttle Beater 6471-4000
$952 CDN
$952 CDN
$1,017 CDN
Weighted Beater Bar Top 1560-3600
$114 CDN
$129 CDN
$162 CDN
Bottom 1570-3600
$150 CDN
$171 CDN
$212 CDN
Adjustable Loom Bench
(Height can be set between 21 and 25")
$252 CDN
Rocking Loom Bench
(Height Adjustable between 21 and 26 3/4")
$423 CDN
Open Ended Loom Bench
(26" High with open ends for storage)
$487 CDN

Upgrade Kits:

Want to convert your Nilus II loom to one with more shafts? Want to convert your Jack loom to a Countermarch? Want to take advantage of the new Back Hinge Treadles? There are a number of upgrade kits available for the Nilus II loom to expand it's functionality. Contact us for pricing and ordering information and we can advise what upgrades are possible.


Check out our Manual Section for downloadable assembly instructions for this and other Leclerc looms and weaving accessories. Information is also provided on upgrades and accessories. If you are not sure which Leclerc loom you own see our Leclerc Loom Guide to help identify the model.

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Orders may be placed using one of the secure online order forms we have for US , Canadian or International customers (this form should open in another window). Orders may also be placed by mail, fax or phone. Click Here for more information on how to place an order as well as our terms and conditions.

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Last Updated: Thursday January 14th, 2016