Swedish-Style Boat Shuttles

swedish_on_blackSwedish-style boat shuttles are designed for use with paper quills instead of plastic or wood bobbins. They have a very low profile, making them ideal for damask, opphämta, or any draw-loom weaving as well as split shed and free-form techniques. They are also wonderful for all weaving projects when using a rigid heddle loom, table loom or any loom that creates a small shed.

Bluster Bay Swedish-style boat shuttles were designed after years of examining and weaving with traditional Swedish-made shuttles. We worked with weavers in Scandinavia, and others who enjoy Swedish weaving techniques, making sure our designs have all the features necessary for exceptional Swedish-style shuttles. All sizes have elegant ends designed to slip effortlessly through a very small shed, minimizing mispicks.

All sizes are available only with CLOSED-BOTTOMS. The bronze quill spindles are hinged on one end, and snap securely in place on the other. All sizes are a mere .75 inches tall.

SWEDISH-STYLE BOAT SHUTTLES FOR 3.5-INCH (9 cm) QUILLS

SBT-10 10-inch closed bottom Swedish-style
DBT-14 14-inch double closed bottom Swedish-style

SWEDISH-STYLE BOAT SHUTTLES FOR 5-INCH (13 cm) QUILLS

SBT-12 12-inch closed bottom Swedish-style
SBT-14 14-inch closed bottom Swedish-style
SBT-18 18-inch closed bottom Swedish-style


Bluster Bay shuttles are sold through the dealers on our Shuttle Retailers list. Please contact one of these weaving supply retailers to order Bluster Bay shuttles.


PAPER QUILLS

QLL-03 3.5-inch (9 cm) paper quills – bundle of 10
QLL-05 5-inch (13 cm) paper quills – bundle of 10

Please see our instructions for making and winding quills for use in Swedish-style boat shuttles.