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 feel free to contact one of these weaving supply retailers to order Bluster Bay shuttles.

If you cannot find the shuttle you need through one of our retailers, we are happy to fill your order directly. Please download a printable Bluster Bay retail price list and read about how to Order Shuttles Directly From Us.


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.