Flying Dutchman Shuttle
designed by Jan Louet and has unique features.
- the metal wire bowed across the top of the shuttle spreads apart sticky warp threads,
- was designed for the Magic Dobby which has a smaller shed than other Louet looms
- the synthetic guide in the front allows for even unwinding of your bobbin, without the bobbin jamming as the unwinding yarn comes from the furthest ends of the bobbin or quill. The synthetic guide is mostly black!
Flying Dutchman shuttle
- is 34 x 6.8 x 4.8 cm (13 3/8" x 2 3/4" x 2")
- is made from lacquered beech
- takes paper quills or most plastic bobbins
Paper quills for flying Dutchman
- are made of cardboard
- in two sizes-13cm or 15 cm (5" or 6")
- are sold in packets of 10
The Schacht End Delivery Shuttle
Schacht End-Delivery Shuttles are the ultimate in shuttles, designed especially and precisely for handweavers. They are lightweight, comfortable to throw and catch, adjustable to a variety of yarns, and easy—really easy—to thread. The end-delivery shuttles are available in 12″ (30.5cm) and 15″ sizes. ( 15" ones will have to be ordered in with 8" pirns)
How the end-delivery shuttle works: The end-delivery shuttle uses a pirn that remains stationary, instead of a free-spinning bobbin. The weft yarn unwinds off the pirn’s tip when the shuttle is in motion and stops unwinding when the shuttle stops. The yarn comes off the pirn and goes through a set of tension pads and comes out of the shuttle at a constant tension. This even delivery of weft causes less draw-in, which in turn makes better selvedges.
Resist the temptation to handle the weft yarn at all. Simply adjust the tension with the enclosed Allen wrench to suit the yarn you are using and allow your shuttle to do the work. You’ll love how you can weave more rapidly than ever.