Glimakra makes some of the most beautiful shuttles, with smooth and ergonomic curving in an assortment of profile, length and width. We offer most boat shuttles from Glimakra: the regular 12 3/4" boat shuttle (has a 5 1/2" box), and the 7 3/4" Shuttle (with a 4" box). Both accept cardboard "paperquills). The shuttles are made of hardwood and are finely sanded and have a smooth finish. A spring operated shaft holds a bobbin securely yet releases easily for quick, convenient reloading. We recommend the 12 3/4" shuttle for general weaving and 7 3/4" shuttle for narrow warps. Choose a boat shuttle which is comfortable for your hand. The smaller ones are the easiest to catch and throw, but if you weave wide fabrics, choose one which is somewhat longer. The double bobbin boat shuttle is great for mixing colors or weights in your weft, creating wider and/or highly textured and patterned wefts. Also available is the Double Ski or rug shuttle which is listed here.
#18 Mini Boat Shuttle Closed Bottom: 7 3/4" Overall Length, 3/4" Low Profile, 3 7/8" Box (use quills 3 1/2"/90mm size).
#6 Closed Bottom Boat Shuttle: 11 1/4" Overall Length X 1 1/2" Wide, 5" Box (uses 4 1/4" quills).
#7 Closed Bottom Boat Shuttle: 12" Overall Length X 1 5/8" Wide, 5" Box (uses 4 1/4" quills).
#8B (extra thin) Damask Closed Bottom Boat Shuttle: 12 3/4" Overall Length, Very Low Profile (approx 5/8" high), this is one of their most popular shuttles, able to navigate tight and narrow sheds. A very good choice for all types of table and draw looms. 5 1/2" Box, takes 5" quills.
#8 Closed Bottom Boat Shuttle: 12 3/4" Overall Length, 7/8" LOW Thin Profile, 5 1/2" Box, takes 5.2" quills.
#9 Closed Bottom Boat Shuttle: 13 3/4" Overall Length, 1" Low Profile, 6 1/2" Box.
#12 Closed Bottom Double Boat Shuttle: 12 1/4" Overall Length, 7/8" Low Profile - excellent for all types of looms and because it's thin, wonderful for tighter or narrow sheds. Has Two 3 3/4" Boxes (use two quills - 3 1/2"/90mm size).
#13 Open Bottom Boat Shuttle: 11 3/4" Overall Length X 1 3/4" Wide with 7/8" Low Profile - excellent for all types of looms, thin, easy to use in narrow shed (uses 4 1/4" quill).
#15 Open Bottom Boat Shuttle With Rollers: 15" Overall Length, 1" Low Profile, 7" Box, (takes quills up to 6 1/2" or bobbins up to 6").
#16 Closed Bottom Boat Shuttle With Rollers: 12" Overall Length X 1 5/8" Wide, 7/8" Low Profile, 4 3/4" Box (uses 4 1/4" quill)
Double Ski Shuttles come in two sizes 14" and 19". These shuttles have a narrower profile for gliding through your shed than most brands. The ends taper down toward each other for easier throwing.
Folke Samuelsson Damask Shuttle (weighted): 14" Overall Length, 7/16" Low Profile, 7" Box (takes 6" quill). A larger shuttle, having more weight, gains better momentum over a wider warp. The open bottom make it work beautifully for wool and cotton yarns, but it will also work smoothly with linen on your wider warps as well. It has a generous exit slot as well as two washers on the tine. These details all help the yarn exit the shuttle in a controlled and even manner, without catching or tangling.
Quills are listed here:
In Second Picture: (from top) Third & Bottom: Ski shuttles and double ski shuttles can hold much more weft material than a boat shuttle and are appropriate for weaving rugs. You must unwind the weft from them as you weave, so they should not be longer than is practical. If you do not fill them too full, they can be thrown across a wide warp. They should not be too tall to travel easily through an ordinary shed. This double ski shuttle measures 14" long X 1 5/8" wide X 1 1/4" high - an advantageous low profile.
Quills available in 3.5" (90mm), 4.3" (110mm), 5.2" (130mm) and 6" (150mm) in packs of 10. ($6.39 per 10/pk) Choose from drop down box at upper right.
Each item must first and foremost be a good tool. They use the finest hardwoods and natural products as often as possible, because we believe that hand-weaving tools designed to work well should also be easy to live with, to look at, and to use.
Choose your shuttle from drop-down box at upper right. Boat shuttles come with one free quill.
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