Hemp wood Rigid Heddle Loom Boat Shuttle
This listing is for a shuttle made from engineared hemp wood. These shuttles are great for weaving on your rigid heddle loom. They are approximately 1" thick but still use a standard 4.5" bobbin.
12"in length and 1 1/2" wide and has a stainless steal rod to hold your bobbin. You can use paper quills or standard bobbins that are no more than 5" in length.
The 4" (4.5" actual size) Schacht Plastic bobbins are what I used when making my shuttles.
The Woolery sells them here: https://woolery.com/weaving-accessories/shuttles-bobbins-pirns-quills/bobbins-pirns-quills/schacht-plastic-bobbins.html
This listing is for a shuttle only .
Handywoman tools are handmade and no two items will be exactly a like because of this. I take care to spend as much time on your new tool as possible while offering you the best possible price. Because your tool is not commercially made and because my mission to offer low cost weaving tools your tool will not look like mass produced weaving tools so please keep that in mind.
To care for a Handywoman shuttle: The stainless steel bar can be cleaned with fine wool (even a rinsed out SOS pad that is completely dry) You can wax your shuttle as often as you like but the lanolin from your hands will keep it waxed up if you use your shuttles often. Because wood and metal are a difficult thing to glue together sometimes a magnet may fall out of your shuttle. Simple put a drop of superglue in the magnet pocket and drop the magnet back into place and let dry. If at anytime your shuttle breaks. You are welcome to send it to me for repair. Contact me first so I can decide if it’s fixable or not. I do not charge to repair my shuttles, you only have to pay the actual postage each way.
If you are purchasing a weaving tool in Purpleheart, know that when this wood is tooled it loses some color, but rest assured over time it will become purple again. Also know that burls and spalted woods are not as strong as other woods and care needs to be taken in storing them when these woods are used, rough handling just isn’t possible. They are more about having a beautiful tool and will need more care.