Glimakra makes some of the most beautiful shuttles, with smooth and ergonomic curving in an assortment of profile, length and width. We offer both sizes of their Swedish Ski and Double Ski Shuttles. Beautifully designed, you'll be amazed how smoothly these shuttles glide through your shed. They are narrower than most other brands and Glimakra's design of tapering the ends toward one another prevent drag, catching or lifting unwanted threads. You'll also be very pleased with how much yarn/thread these can hold - LOTS more than boat shuttles. They are great for holding chunky/bulky or fuzzy yarns, ribbon or fabric strips - any of those novelty weaving materials that are so popular in today's weaving.
High Capacity Ski and Double Ski Shuttles:
Standard Ski Shuttles dome in two sizes - 19" and 25". Uniquely designed with space in the middle of the runner, between ends so you can load your shuttle in a figure "8", allowing a lot more yarn/thread to be loaded on. These high-capacity shuttles are useful when weaving with rag strips or bulky yarns such as mohair or rug yarn. Ski shuttles are often used interchangeably with rug shuttles. These ski shuttles have a very low profile of 1 1/8". Width is approximately 2 1/8" to hold lots of yarn.
Double Ski Shuttles come in two sizes - 12" 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. As per their design, you could consider these Double Skis a cross between poke shuttles and rag shuttles.
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 pirn. Additional shuttles if you need two ship at only $3 ea.
These ship via Priority Mail and fully insured. I ship every day but Sunday. Your order will go out immediately.