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Bluster Bay 11" mini end-feed shuttles are designed for the weaver who desires a smaller, lighter weight end-feed shuttle than any others currently on the market. These mini end-feed shuttles are perfect for:
- * narrow warps
- * use with table looms or floor looms with small sheds
- * weavers with small hands or wrist issues
These Bluster Bay mini end-feed shuttles are 11 inches long, 1.625 inches wide and 1.125 inches tall. Their aluminum spindles are spring-loaded and they are designed to carry lightweight and tapered paper pirns that are ordered separately.
All Bluster Bay shuttles are made from the finest, most beautiful hardwoods available, and all are hand polished to a silky-smooth finish. . . a tool you will truly cherish. Let us choose one or two for you.
Using Hook & Eye Tension End-Feed Shuttles:
Feed the weft yarn through the screw eye at the end of the pirn shaft. It may be easier to do this before you slip the fully wound pirn onto the shaft.
Pull the end of the yarn out the slot on the side of the shuttle.
To adjust the tension, hook the yarn around as many brass hooks as necessary. A small crochet hook may be of aid.
When tensioned correctly, the weft should unwind freely as the shuttle is thrown. It should neither pull too tightly nor leave loops of weft at the selvedges. The number of tensioning hooks you use will vary with every weft yarn. Bulky, fuzzy yarn may need no tensioning. Very fine linen, silk or Mylar filament may need to be looped around all of the hooks.