For perfect selvedges and speedy weaving, many weavers prefer end-feed boat shuttles. These boat shuttles use special end-feed bobbins called pirns that do not spin. Rather, the yarn is released off the end of the stationary pirn, through a tensioning device and then out the side of the shuttle.
The traditional hook and eye tensioner works well with handspun or slubby yarns as well as most commercially spun yarn. The yarn comes off the end of the pirn and through the round brass eye. To apply tension, you guide the yarn around one or more of the brass hooks; the more hooks used the more tension. To adjust for more or less tension, just increase or decrease the number of hooks in play.
Available in 11, 13 and 15 inch lengths.
There is a variety of woods to choose from, if you want a specific wood please call the shop.
- Width: 1.625"
- Height: 1.25"
- are simple to thread and adjust
- require no tools for tension adjustment
- are lightweight and well balanced
- handle a wide range of yarn types and weights
- are available in three lengths with either open or closed bottoms.
Paper Pirns (BLU-1105)
- 11" Open Bottom
- 11" Closed Bottom
5.25" Pirns - (AVL-7713)
- 13" Open Bottom
- 13" Closed Bottom
8" Pirns (SCH-7715)
- 15" Open Bottom
- 15" Closed Bottom