If I line up all my weaving shuttles, end to end, how far do you think they will reach? The accumulation started slowly, adding a shuttle here and there, as needed. My husband contributed to my collection by handcrafting some of the shuttles for me. “I could use a stick shuttle in such-and-such a size.”“Okay, dear,” he would say, before going out to the garage to whip up yet another yardstick shuttle for my rigid heddle loom.
Ski shuttles are for rag weaving. Boat shuttles are for almost everything else. Most of my boat shuttles are traditional Swedish shuttles. All these fascinating shuttles, such simple tools, work the wonder of weaving.
16 thoughts on “Tools Day: Enough Shuttles for Now”
love your article on your shuttles and that your husband made half of them enjoy
Elizabeth, thank you for sharing the enjoyment with me!
That picture of your shuttles is just too wonderful!
PJ, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I too would love to know the specs on the little band shuttles made by your husband. They are so cute!! I have been reading your blog and enjoying it immensely. Your weaving is beautiful!
Geri in FL
I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE SPECS ON THE LITTLE BAND SHUTTLES YOUR HUSBAND MAKES FOR YOU. THANKS!
Hi Geri, I’ll be happy to share the specs. I will send you an email with the information.
I’m thrilled that you enjoy the blog! Thanks for reading!
Do you sell the band weaving shuttles on etsy that you husband makes? Would love to buy a few. 🙂
Steve and I do not have any shuttles to sell, but we are happy to share specs that you could take to a woodworker to have some made. I will send you an email with the information.
All the best,
Would you please share the specs for the ski shuttle and the band shuttle. I have several stick shuttles my husband made for me. He has tried making a boat shuttle but will need to do more work for it.
I’ll send you an email.
Thanks for the info Karen! Looking forward to reading more on your wonderful blog!
So delighted to have found this page!! I’m slowly getting my feet wet again with weaving—band weaving and you are one of the few who knows what the traditional shuttle looks like and kind enough to offer specs!! Could you add me to your email list? I have some lovely storm downed cherry that should allow me both a woodworking and a weaving fix 🙂
Hi Hugh, I’m very happy to send you an email with the specs for the band loom shuttle! Cherry wood will make a beautiful little shuttle.
I would love the specs on the ski shuttles.
Hi Kris, Thanks for your interest! I’m sorry, but I don’t have specs for the ski shuttle. In my opinion, the best ski shuttle design is the Glimåkra ski shuttle.