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Set of 6  Nalbinding Needles

Set of 6 Nalbinding Needles

This is a set of all 6 Nalbinding needles as you see picture.  Various hard wood is used in making them. Red birch is what is pictured bit your set might be maple or another hardwood but all 6 needles will be a matching set. Nalbinding is a very old yarn looping technique which has been used all over the world for  thousands of years.  You can make rope,  mittens,  socks, scarves, and even rugs.For nalbinding you need a needle and a piece of yarn, and you make new stitches by inserting the needle through the previous stitches in certain order. The needle used for nalbinding is typically a rather large one, flat, blunt, and with a large eye but many sizes are now used today depending on the project because they are so readily available to purchase.  I found this site very useful.
  • 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.

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