Not all shuttles are created the same. Depending on the weaver, their loom, and what they are weaving, a particular shuttle may clearly be the better choice for their project. Shuttle type, proper bobbin and pirn winding, and shuttle handling are all things that can improve a weaver’s experience AND their selvedges. Sally Orgren will bring in an assortment of shuttles so we can examine and delve into the specific considerations of shuttles including shape, height, length, fiber feed, and special-purpose shuttles designed for bulky warps, double bobbins, and end feed (EFS). A fun and informative one page handout will be included with the presentation.
NY Guild of Handweavers
Meeting from 1-3pm
Location: School of Visual Arts
Room 602C, 133 West 21st Street (bet. 6th & 7th Ave)
Guest fee $8.00