Well, I've found a great source for Exotic wood boat shuttle. Only for the 9 inch shuttles for now but I'm on the look out for sources for longer exotic blanks. As I find cheaper sources my prices will also drop. Exotic wood is not a cheap option but I still wanted to add some to my shop for those that want the look that exotic woods offer. So my first order came in and I got to work..:) I am very pleased with the outcome for the most part. I didn't waste much wood and that is a big PLUS. Here are some images of some of the exotic wood (and other) shuttles I made this past week.
And this is what I have at the moment to make weaving tools from. I've got more species on order so keep a look out. :)
I've been trying to find time to make a loom that would take other manufacturers heddles because of many requests. My customers seem to like the artistic look of my hand made looms with the hand made ratchet and pawls. I like them too. But I am not able to make every single size heddle that people request. Making heddles is a difficult business for sure! So finally here it is. This 16" loom can come with an ashford heddle or of course a handmade heddle. You can also choose wood ratchet and pawls or now you can get plastic ones. both are made by me :) Anyway here is the new 16" version of my loom. This one shown with plastic ratchet and pawls. :) So darn cute!
I am so super excited about this. I've been saving for a long time to get a branding machine for my weaving tools. I purchased a cheaper one a while back and it was useless. This one should be perfect. I just got the proof back from the company that is making it. Wow, looks great and I'm so super excited. Here it is :)
I've been super busy this year making new products for my Etsy shop. It's been about time for many years but I have to be in the mood to figure out how to make stuff. :) Anyway here is the new addition to my shop. Another fun use for all those bobbins!!!! When I run out I will have to figure out something else that's clever and cute.
Here she is a lazy Kate. This one can be made to fit the pocket on my benches or can be purchased without a bench.