Handywoman Pattern Boat Shuttles, weaving tools
Pattern shuttles are used to create interesting patterns in your weaving projects. These types of pattern shuttles have been around for many years and were even made with farm tools but I've given them a useful update.
The Handywoman Pattern boat shuttles (brand new design) come with either the gentle curve or the more severe curve pattern. The pattern boat shuttles takes 6" paper quills.
This is the best video on how to hand wind a paper quill or spool and was shared with me so I share it with you!
Each of these pattern shuttles currently are made in a few different wood species but there will be other options soon. The edges are beveled by hand to aid in beating the pattern into place.
Each shuttle is handmade and hand sanded and waxed to a satin shine so no two will be exactly alike. I will have different patterns soon so stay tuned for that.
The boat pattern shuttle is 22" long and 1/2" thick.
I hope you love my new shuttle, I have had many requests for a pattern shuttle over the last couple years and have finally found the time to design one that I think you will love.
Years ago people found objects around the house or farm to create patterns in their weaving... they even used hay saws...so no this is not a new thing to weaving but it is a new tool to my shop. The addition of the bobbin I think adds a great feature. Load up a bunch of quills with some fancy yarns (thinner works best on the quill) and warp your thicker yarn around the shuttle the same way you'd fill a rug shuttle and sit down and have some creative fun!!!