LOTS of Shuttle Orders Pending

Shuttles on the workbench

Shuttles lined up on the workbench, ready to ship

On Oct. 18, 2016 we had to acknowledge our current volume of orders is such that we cannot fill shuttle orders for delivery before Dec. 25.

Fortunately, we have some great retailers that have shuttles in stock for your holiday gift shopping. Please shop with the stores that stock Bluster Bay shuttles or consider giving a Bluster Bay gift certificate.

We ARE still taking shuttle orders. However, due to the large number of orders we have received this Fall, our current estimated delivery time is about three months.

Bluster Bay is a one-person wood shop where Terry shapes, sands, polishes and wraps each shuttle. His personal attention to detail insures that the shuttles are wonderful to feel, look at and use. Thanks to everyone who understands that this level of craftsmanship takes time but is definitely worth the wait. We will get the shuttles you order out as soon as we possibly can.

Making 10-inch Boat Shuttles

Recent production in the wood shop included a batch of 10-inch boat shuttles for 4-inch bobbins. These were made as part of an order destined for Just Our Yarn in Falls Church, VA.

Here is a brief look at the shuttle-making process. Click on the first photo to begin a slide show of these pictures full-size.

Shuttle Photo Session

Sometimes the shuttle-maker becomes a photographer. This morning a batch of 11″ Honex-tensioned end-feed shuttles had their day in front of the camera before being shipped to Village Spinning & Weaving Shop in Solvang, CA.

Arranging shuttles for an interesting photo

Arranging shuttles for an interesting photo.

How does this look?

How does this look?

Pile of shuttles

Nice stack of shuttles!

Shuttle photographer

The photographer at work.