Schacht Boat Shuttles
Schacht Boat Shuttles
Schacht Boat Shuttles
Schacht Boat Shuttles
Schacht Boat Shuttles

Schacht Boat Shuttles

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Once you have your loom warped and ready to weave, you need to wind a shuttle with weft yarn. But, what kind of shuttle should you choose? Like choosing any tool, selecting the right shuttle for the job can increase your weaving efficiency, as well as make the task at hand more pleasurable.
As a rule of thumb, choose stick shuttles for simple looms, such as our School Loom, Flip and Cricket rigid heddle looms, Tapestry Loom, and Mini Loom. Generally, you want to chose a shuttle that is approximately the width of your weaving. No winding equipment is required.
A boat shuttle loaded with a bobbin increases your efficiency. They are excellent for looms with shuttle races such as table looms and floor looms. We offer a variety of sizes and styles. What you choose will depend on what feels comfortable in your hand and they type of weaving you are doing. For example, if you are weaving a heavy weight fabric, you might want to choose a 15” boat shuttle that will hold more yarn. Or, for instance, if you are weaving a very narrow piece, then you might find a smaller shuttle, such as a 9” mini boat the best choice for 
A boat shuttle loaded with a bobbin increases your efficiency. They are excellent for looms with shuttle races such as table looms and floor looms.
Schacht offers a variety of boat shuttle sizes and styles. What you choose will depend on what feels comfortable in your hand and your weaving project. For example, if you are weaving a heavy weight fabric, you might want to choose a 15” boat shuttle that will hold more yarn. Or, for instance, if you are weaving a very narrow piece, then you might find a smaller shuttle, such as a 9” mini boat the best choice.

Boat shuttles and end delivery shuttles require a bobbin winder for winding bobbins and pirns.

 

You can also choose of Schacht's other specialty shuttles, such as end-delivery, rug and rag. See specific shuttles below for further information.

Schacht's boat shuttles are beautifully shaped and well balanced. They are sanded smooth and then given a hand-rubbed Danish oil finish.

Four sizes available:

  • 9 inch Mini
  • 11 inch
  • 13 inch
  • 15 inch     
  • The smallest boat shuttle, the 9" mini, is styled after a Japanese silk shuttle. This duck-nosed shuttle is wonderful for narrow widths and fine yarns. 

Schacht also has slim and regular double-bobbin shuttles available in 15" which are ideal for double-weft threads. 

End-Delivery shuttles are available in 12 & 15" sizes.

All shuttles are available in Maple and some are available in Cherry. 

 

Schacht End-Delivery Shuttle: "The best thing since sliced bread!"

The 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. Our end-delivery shuttles are available in 12" and 15" sizes.

How the end-delivery shuttle works

The end-delivery shuttle has a pirn which 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 making your weaving go more rapidly than ever. 
  • Please allow 1-4 weeks for free shipping, as Schacht products are in high demand. During high volume seasons, Schacht product ETAS may exceed 4 weeks. We do our best to have Schacht parts in stock at Mondaes. In-Stock parts will ship within 24 hours. Rest assured that as soon as your order is place through Mondaes your purchase has been given a "number" on the Schacht production line and will be shipped the day it is available. All Schacht products are handmade in the USA, assembled and tested, and then disassembled and packed with care for shipment. 
  • You may choose to ship your Schacht product directly to you if you are outside Idaho's Treasure Valley at no additional shipping charge (all orders over $75 ship free), or to Mondaes' retail store.