This wonderful handmade Purpleheart Boat Shuttle was made by my husband in our small woodshop in the woods on our property in the PNW. Please note that each shuttle is made by hand and is unique from the others.
When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. This wood can be challenging to work with but takes on a lustrous finish and is considered an exotic wood. Please note that the color can darken with age.
These are side-delivery boat shuttles and use Schacht 4 inch bobbins that spin freely on a brass, spring-loaded rod. The yarn feeds off the side of the bobbins and out a generous slot in the side wall of the shuttle. Finished size is 11 inches X 1-3/4 inches wide at the widest part and 1-1/4 inches tall. This boat shuttle weighs 7.3 oz.
My husband spends hours in his woodshop cutting, sanding and shaping with these wonderful pieces of wood. I love this particular shape of boat shuttle for my weaving. It fits my hands and zips across the shed easily. The curved ends are easy to grab when it arrives on the other side. We've carefully sanded and finished with steel wool in between coats of danish oil so it's lovely soft and smooth with no chance of it catching on your beloved weavings.
These photos show the exact shuttle you'll receive. I photograph each one individually.
I do my best to accurately photograph my yarn but monitors may differ. All my photos are taken outside in natural light. Please contact me with any questions before you purchase.
Purpleheart Wood Boat Shuttle for Weaving (#6)
Materials: purpleheart wood, brass
Finished size is 12 inches long x 1-3/4 inches wide
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. However if you're not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within 3 days of the receipt of your package for a return or exchange. The item must be in its original condition and you will be responsible for shipping & handling involved in the return/exchange.