Weaving 5

Winding a bobbin.

Winding a bobbin.

This is one of my favourite pieces of weaving equipment… a beautiful simple machine consisting of a crank, a worm gear, and a clamp. To fill the bobbin, you stick  it onto the shaft, and turn the crank .

Spools and Bobbins.

Spools and Bobbins.

The prepared bobbins will be inserted into a boat shuttle like the one resting on the front beam at the top of this picture.

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Boat Shuttles.

Boat Shuttles.

Guess why they are called boat shuttles?

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Teeny Tiny Boat Shuttles.

Teeny Tiny Boat Shuttles.

Constance has a pair of Hitty-sized boat shuttles, but alas, no tiny loom.

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16 thoughts on “Weaving 5

  1. I love those tiny boat shuttles. So perfect for Hitty Constance. May I ask what you are making? The colors are so lovely. It is such fun watching it come together.

  2. I just love the colors in the weaving…they make me happy! I can also see how you love the little machine that winds the bobbins. It looks well taken care of…is it old? Oh, oh, oh and the tiny boat shuttles? They are marvelous. Any plans for a tiny loom for Miss Constance???

    • We find the colours are very cheering too! This bobbin winder is at least 50 years old, but they are still available, look for “Swedish boat shuttle bobbin winders” on the internet. I have a smaller “tabletop” sized 8-shaft loom that I could dust off…somebody “out there” is making tiny Hitty-sized looms, but Constance is satisfied with helping out on the bigger ones.

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