I recently began noticing the beautiful work done by hand weavers and spinners. Seeing the whole process from the shearing of the sheep, the washing and carding of the wool, spinning the thread and weaving the fabric all the way to a finished garment is magical. For most, the incredible inginuity, skill and the resulting pride of workmanship is completely unknown in our "modern" world.
Super-automated machinery is here to stay but there is no doubt that the ancient hand skills are as well. So in honor of that we will be offering some new items starting with the world of the Rigid Heddle and Triangle Looms.
Our shuttles are handcrafted from beautiful hardwoods. The natural colors and grain of the cherry, mahogany, black gum and oak make them a fitting addition to your loom. All edges are smooth and polished with lacquer so there is nothing to catch even the softest yarns.
The shuttles feature a large 3/4" hole to allow you to wind more yarn on the shuttle using the figure-8 wrapping. Our standard shuttles are approximately 1-1/2" wide and range from 8" to 24". However, we can make one any length you desire.
When you place your order, please specify the length and type of wood you would like. Also, lengths are normally approximate so a "10-Inch" shuttle might range from 9.5" to 10.5" long. If the exact length and type of wood is important please let us know and we'll be sure to get you what you want.
These shuttles are just like the medium shuttles except longer. They feature the same fine quality and beautiful woods. In this photo you can see the finish and wood a little better. We make the shuttles as thin and light as possible without sacrificing durability so they are typically about 1/8" thick.
When you place your order, please specify the length and type of wood you would like. Also, please let us know if the exact length and type of wood is important. If we don't have what you want we'll make it!
Pickup sticks are great... as long as they are the totally smooth and the right length.
Our pickup sticks are handcrafted from the same beautiful hardwoods as our shuttles. Not only are the unique colors and wood grains attractive, they actually make it easier to keep things sorted out when you are using more than one pickup stick together.
The rounded tips are flat on one side and tapered on the other. Combined with the smooth lacquer finish, this allows them to glide smoothly between the fibers without catching.
Our pickup sticks are approximately 1-1/4" wide and 3/16" thick. When you order, please specify the length and type of wood that you would like.
These pickup sticks are just like the medium ones except longer.
When you place your order, please specify the length and type of wood you would like. Also, please let us know if the exact length and type of wood is important.
If you need a wider, longer or heavier stick please email us at Richard@HisWordInWood.com. If we don't have what you want we'll make it!