Shuttles

Shuttles

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Beautiful handcrafted shuttles, made from hardwoods such as walnut, red oak, bloodwood, purpleheart, bubinga and more.  Each one is cut and then sanded to perfection.  Maggie prides herself on the beautiful shuttles she makes, they were the first products that she began with and she really loves to make them so wonderful.

Handrubbed and buffed with a lovely food safe blend of mineral oil, beeswax and orange oil, these shuttles will grow warmer and smoother with use.  If you ever feel they need a little rejuvination, just a touch of mineral oil or a little rub of beeswax and a good polish and they will be simple wonderful, once again!

Browse her various shuttle types and see the lovely variety she offers!

 

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Our Exclusive Finger Pick Shuttle

I worked with my Mom (who loves to weave!) to design these wonderfully useful shuttles! The little finger makes separating warp strings a breeze, and is also great for patterns that require picking single strings. They all have a blade like edge that is great for beating and gliding between strings. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The finger pick shuttles are around 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ on average and are 1/4″ thick. These wonderful shuttles are made of various types of exotic hardwoods to choose from! You can use our shuttles for any number of weaving and crafting purposes including inkle, tablet, box, rigid heddle, sami, card, and small detail work!

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Traditional Small Loom Shuttle

All shuttles are are hand-carved. They all have a blade like edge that is great for beating and gliding between strings. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The traditional shuttles are around 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ on average and are 1/4″ thick. These particular shuttles are made from various kinds of exotic hardwood!

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Extra Long Finger Pick Shuttle

The little finger makes separating warp strings a breeze, and is also great for patterns that require picking single strings. They all have a blade like edge that is great for beating and gliding between strings. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend.  We were asked if we could make a longer finger pick shuttle for weaving on a triangle loom, and thought other people might like them too! This batch of finger pick shuttles are around 10 to 11″ x 1 1/2″ on average and are 1/4″ thick.

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Stick Shuttles

Available from 6 inches long to 24 inches, these beautiful shuttles are made from red oak and have her stylish opening that makes weaving a breeze!  They can hold a LOT of weft for any weaving product! The stick shuttles have a nice weight and have tapered notches. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. Both stick shuttles are 1 1/2″ wide and are 1/4″ thick. The 12 inch weighs around 2 oz, while the 24 inch is about 4 oz. These particular shuttles are made of a beautiful piece of red oak hardwood!

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Wide Stick Shuttles

All shuttles are are hand-carved. The stick shuttles have a nice weight and have tapered notches. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. This stick shuttle is 24″ long, 2 1/2″ wide and is 1/4″ thick. The shuttles are made of beautiful red oak hardwood!

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Delicate Poke Shuttles

Great for delicate work like tea towels and linens. Called a poke shuttle because of the rounded ends that make it easy to poke through the warp. This shuttle is more delicate as it is mostly made out of pine, while the center is a hardwood. All products are hand sanded till they’re super smooth, and then buffed with a natural beeswax blend to seal them. The poke shuttle measures 12″ long, 1″ wide and 1/2″ thick.

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Our Own Design, The Swordfish Shuttle

Introducing the new Swordfish Shuttle that’s been in the works for a while! This shuttle gives you the ease of working with a needle or other thinner shuttles while allowing you to have lots of weft material at hand like a stick shuttle. Great for more delicate work, and multi-shaft looms. Made from beautiful piece of red oak so it’s super durable! All products are hand sanded till they’re super smooth, and then buffed with a natural beeswax blend to seal them. The swordfish shuttle measures 13″ long, 1/2″ wide and 1/4″ thick.

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Children’s Shuttles

These shuttles smaller size is perfect for kids of all ages or smaller looms! All shuttles are are hand-carved. The stick shuttles have a nice weight and have tapered notches. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. Both stick shuttles are 1 1/2″ wide and are 1/4″ thick. The 4 inch weighs around .4 oz, while the 6 inch is about .7 oz. These particular shuttles are made of a beautiful piece of red oak hardwood!

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Dyed Stick Shuttles

The stick shuttles have a nice weight and have tapered notches. After being dyed they are coated lightly in polyurethane to protect the color and give them some shine. Then the shuttles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The shuttles are 12″ long, 1 1/2″ wide,1/4″ thick and weigh 2 oz. These particular shuttles are made of a beautiful piece of poplar hardwood that has been dyed one of four jewel tones!

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Large EZ Grip Shuttle, our own Design!

Introducing the new EZ-Grip Stick Shuttle! The sides of a wide stick shuttle have been tapered in so there is less weight and is easier to hold. The EZ-Grip has a nice weight and tapered notches. Then it is sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The EZ-Grip stick shuttle is 24″ long, 1 1/4 to 2 1/2″ wide and is 1/4″ thick. The shuttles are made of beautiful red oak hardwood!

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Viking Knitting Needles or Nalbind Needles

Hand-carved for the perfect shape, these beautiful wooden needles are perfect for any application! After they are carved the needles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The needles can be purchased in various lengths and are on average 1/2″ wide at the base and 1/4″ thick. These wonderful needles are made of various types of exotic hardwoods you can choose from!

You can use our them for any number of weaving and crafting purposes including tapestry, small looms, hand weaving, nalbind, viking knitting, pick-ups and small detail work!

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Toothbrush Rug Needles

Hand-carved for the perfect shape, these beautiful wooden needles are perfect for any application! After they are carved the needles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The needles are 4″ long and are on average 1/2″ wide at the base and 1/4″ thick. They also feature large one inch eyes for larger strips of fabric and materials. These wonderful needles are made of various types of exotic hardwoods you can choose from!

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Extra Long Weaving Needles

These beautiful wooden needles are perfect for any application! They are wonderful for larger floor or rigid heddle looms, to weave the tails in from weft!  After they are carved the needles are sanded till they’re super smooth, and buffed with a natural beeswax blend. The needles are 18″ long and are on average 1/2″ wide at the base and 1/4″ thick. These wonderful needles are made of various types of exotic hardwoods you can choose from!

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