These rag shuttles are beautiful and sturdy. Made here on our farm, each shuttle has its own unique grain and color characteristics. We pay close attention to quality, and ensure they are sanded smooth, constructed soundly, and contain no glue spots. The sides of the shuttles are made from mixed hardwoods, and the center dowels are oak. Made for you by wood-loving weavers!
Sides- 1.75" high
Total width- 2.75"
Inside width- 2.25"
About the wood used to make our shuttles:
The wood used to make this product was harvested either on our family farm or a private woodlot within a 50 mile radius. We primarily harvest trees during the winter, when the ground is frozen and there is lesser chance of damage to the forest floor. This, too, is the time all our little critter friends are hidden away in their winters haven.
Trees are selectively cut using the “worst-first” method, and gently drug out with the help of a logging cart and our team of Suffolk draft horses. Logs are then taken to the farm’s sawmill, milled into lumber, and put into a solar kiln to dry.
Once the lumber has reached the proper moisture content it is turned into beautiful, functional products for all to enjoy! We intentionally select out lumber with beautiful character in the grain, so each piece has a unique appeal.