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.
Here are some of the shuttles that were still just slabs of wood in a photo posted last Sunday. Today Honex tensioners are being installed as the final step before sending them off to customers.
All finished, labeled and ready to be put into a shipping box. The newly completed Honex-tensioned end feed shuttles, along with many others, are on their way to Weavin’ Place – SAORI Style in Folsom, Louisiana.
11-inch end delivery shuttles with Honex tensioners have become our best-selling shuttle style. Currently 24 of them are underway in the woodworking shop, with the first few steps done: wood blanks are cut to size followed by creating the bobbin hollows.
These 24 shuttles are already sold as are 12 more yet unmade. So, next week will see another batch lined up on the work bench!
In addition to our own line of shuttles, we also make shuttles for other companies under private label. Here’s a photo of a batch of shuttles headed for Glimakra USA. These shuttles were designed in collaboration with Joanne Hall, the previous owner of Glimakra USA. We do not sell these shuttles ourselves, so find information at glimakrausa.com.
Bluster Bay will hold a sale and shuttle seminar on Sunday, May 15 starting at 1:00 PM at the Spokane Handweavers’ Guild Hall, 606 W. Garland in Spokane, WA.
This event is open to the public and will include a presentation about various types of weaving shuttles and their uses, a demonstration of shuttle use, including end-delivery shuttles, and a selection of Bluster Bay shuttles offered for sale with a portion of each sale going to support the Spokane Handweavers’ Guild.
Please join us at this event and help support a local weavers’ guild!