Handywoman Pattern Shuttles
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 now you don't have to dig around to find something to create lovely patterns!
#1 The mini version are a mere 11.25" long x 1.75" wide are are great for small looms.
#2 The Standard pattern stick shuttle is 19.25" long and 1/4" thick.
#3 The Long pattern stick shuttle is 24" long and 1/4" thick.
#4 The Long Heart beat Pattern Stick Shuttle is 24" long and 1/4" thick
#5 The Fairies Engraved Pattern Stick Shuttle is 24" long and 1/4" thick
#6 The Flower engraved Pattern stick shuttle is 24" long and 1/4" thick
#7 The Mini pattern boat shuttle is 11.25" long and 1/4" thick
#8 The Gentle Pattern Boat shuttle is 22" long and 1/2" thick.
#9 The Severe pattern Boat shuttle is 22" long and 1/2" thick.
The stick versions are laser cut and then shaped by hand giving the edges a slight bevel to aid in beating the pattern into place. The 24" stick pattern shuttle has an engraved option if you like pretty things. :) and the mini boat version uses smoothie straws as bobbins.
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!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3--cJ87y-mA&feature=youtu.be
Each shuttle is handmade and hand sanded and waxed to a satin shine so no two will be exactly alike.
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!!!