Shuttles - Bluster Bay Woodworks
Bluster Bay Woodworks are "Supremely Beautiful, Seriously Functional Textile Tools"!
We are thrilled to be the newest shop carrying BBW lovely shuttles! Opening the box was like Christmas - they are truly the prettiest shuttles we've ever seen. Tracy tested one of their end feed shuttles and was hooked - they not only look good and feel good but they work better than other EF shuttles!
We have an assortment of woods in each style. Pictures may not represent what wood is actually in stock. If you want a picture or more information call or email, we will be happy to help! The weight of each shuttle varies depending on wood type. We can tell you the weight of the different shuttles - just ask.
Individual photos show shuttles we have in stock - we will do our best to keep this current. Woods listed below by shuttle - look at picture and read left to right.
Our next Bluster Bay shipment is due in early November - we can request specific woods - as long as it is a wood BB uses for the shuttle you request - we are keeping a list of the requests.
8" Bull Nose Boat Shuttle - uses 4" Schacht bobbins, available with a closed or open bottom. Wood available - closed bottom - Black Cherry (sold) - open bottom - Rock Maple
12" Bull Nose Boat Shuttle - uses 6" Schacht bobbins, available with a closed or open bottom. Woods available - open bottom - African Bubinga, Marbled Ash, Black Walnut - closed bottom - Brazilian Cherry, Black Walnut, African Bubinga.
12" & 14" Swedish Boat Shuttle - also referred to as "damask" shuttles. These are only 3/4" high so they will fit through a tiny shed, all have a closed bottom. Use with 5" paper quills. Only 12" available - African Wenge (sold) and Tiger Maple
12" & 14" Super Slim Boat Shuttle - this is a super low profile of only 1/2"! Use with 5" paper quills. One 14" available in Brazilian Cherry.
End Feed Shuttles: All of the EF shuttles we carry use the Honex tensioning devise for smooth release of yarn. We have two sizes - 11" and 15", both come with open or closed bottoms. All come with an allen wrench to adjust the tension.
11" EF Shuttle - open or closed bottom. Good for weavers with small hands or if you prefer a lighter weight shuttle. Use with paper pirns. Open bottom - Black Walnut (sold), Black Cherry and Rock Maple.
15" EF Shuttle - open or closed bottom. Use with 8" plastic pirns from Bluster Bay. We are sold out of closed bottom 15" EF shuttles. We have 2 open bottom available - Marbled Ash (sold) and Black Cherry (sold).
Bluster Bay shuttles are not available for bulk discounts.