It flies!

So my boxes are unpacked and now we have this:




Yup, I am adding a fly shuttle to the Delta. I want to be able to make use of the whole weaving width and also save wear and tear on my neck and shoulders on those awkward intermediate widths, given the problems I experienced in the autumn. Said problems weren’t caused by shuttle-throwing, but my shuttle-throwing was seriously impeded while I recovered.

So far I have had a bit too much fun sending it back and forth across an empty loom… wheeee! Now I’m warping up, but it is only a modestly sized sample warp and not ideal for practising since there will lots of weft colour changes. I’ll be encouraged to get a move on, then, won’t I?

I forgot to mention yesterday that last Tuesday’s episode of The Life Scientific includes some fascinating discussion of making and materials. It’s available here should you wish to catch up.

It flies!” was posted by Cally on 15 March 2014 at

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5 Responses

  1. Janet Stollnitz
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    Congratulations! Just warn visitors not to stand in the line of fire or shuttle escaping.

  2. fancythreads
    | Reply

    Haha, I like the previous comment! But, how exciting!

  3. Cally
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    I reckon folk will be pretty safe – it makes the loom so wide that no-one will be able to get round the ends at all! I may have to rearrange a bit….

  4. Margery
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    Congrats on the new baby! Have fun.

  5. Dorothy
    | Reply

    What fun! I didn’t know Louet make a fly shuttle.

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