Shuttles – A Magical Weavers Tool…or a bunch of sticks.
Shuttles are the workhorse of the weavers toolkit. Many different types have been developed for every different type of weaving we could do. Starting with a stick, stick shuttles and boat shuttles. They are all wonderful and make our work more enjoyable. As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to greatly appreciate skill and beauty emanating from the human hand. I love finely made and decorated shuttles (and spindles) but they can be difficult to source. Many times my husband has made tools for my craft which have such an enduring affection. Others in my life have made metal components that are customly refined for my own weaving purposes. Some people would look at the motley collection of my equipment and refer to it as ‘a bunch of sticks’. But most pieces have a story, memory and practical purpose.
This little Youtube video is a story about my shuttles. A good place for beginners to see a range of shuttles.