Brocade Shuttles

4"
4″ and 5″ length brocade shuttle samples plus their tiny carbon fiber bobbins

 

Canopus brocade shuttles are built to a similar size as the ones shown on the Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio website (Italy). On this site, a set of brocade shuttles loaded with different colors is used to build complex tapestries on a Jacquard loom.
The short brocade shuttle is 4″ long x 1″ wide x 3/4″ high The longer shuttle is 5″ long with the other dimensions the same. Common woods used are black walnut burl, bird’s eye maple, tiger maple, and curly white oak. Stainless steel is used for the bobbin rods and yarn-hole fittings. No vendor sells bobbins this small for brocade shuttles, so we also make those with narrow carbon-fiber shafts and hard-maple or black walnut rims. The little carbonfiber bobbins can be wound with a double-ended bobbin winder.

These tiny brocade shuttles appear to be better known in Europe, whereas the little stick or card shuttles are commonly used in the U.S. for brocade weaving. Brocade shuttles are generally used for supplementary pattern wefts. They are also popular with weavers who don’t do brocade, but do miniature weavings using sewing thread  where a larger shuttle would be difficult to use.  These shuttles are perfect for these projects.

Price for any brocade shuttle: $80 plus shipping.  Includes 1 carbon fiber bobbin.
Update 10/19/2018: Brocade shuttle stock is now replenished.

Brocade1 top view 5 1/4" L x 1" W x 13/16" H.  0.9 oz. Walnut featherwood top/bottom and bird's eye maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade1 top view
5 1/4″ L x 1″ W x 13/16″ H. 0.9 oz. Walnut featherwood top/bottom and bird’s eye maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade1 bottom view.
Brocade1 bottom view.

Brocade2 top view 5" L x 1" W x 7/8" H.  0.7 oz. Bird's eye maple top/bottom and buckthorn center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade2 top view
5″ L x 1″ W x 7/8″ H. 0.7 oz. Bird’s eye maple top/bottom and buckthorn center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade2 bottom view.
Brocade2 bottom view.

Brocade3 top view 5 3/8" L x 1" W x 7/8" H.  0.9 oz. Bird's eye maple top/bottom and curly cherry center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade3 top view
5 3/8″ L x 1″ W x 7/8″ H. 0.9 oz. Bird’s eye maple top/bottom and curly cherry center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade3 bottom view.
Brocade3 bottom view.

Brocade4 top view 5 1/4" L x 1" W x 13/16" H.  0.9 oz. Ash burl top/bottom and black walnut featherwood center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade4 top view
5 1/4″ L x 1″ W x 13/16″ H. 0.9 oz. Ash burl top/bottom and black walnut featherwood center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade4 bottom view.
Brocade4 bottom view.

Brocade5 top view 5" L x 1" W x 3/4" H.  0.8 oz. Ash burl top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade5 top view
5″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. 0.8 oz. Ash burl top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade5 bottom view.
Brocade5 bottom view.

Brocade6 top view 6 1/4" L x 1" W x 7/8" H.  1.2 oz. Buckthorn top/bottom and Hawaiian koa center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade6 top view
6 1/4″ L x 1″ W x 7/8″ H. 1.2 oz. Buckthorn top/bottom and Hawaiian koa center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. This is an extra-long shuttle.

Brocade6 bottom view.
Brocade6 bottom view.

Brocade7 top view 5 1/8" L x 1" W x 13/16" H.  0.9 oz. Buckthorn top/bottom and black walnut featherwood center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade7 top view
5 1/8″ L x 1″ W x 13/16″ H. 0.9 oz. Buckthorn top/bottom and black walnut featherwood center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade7 bottom view.
Brocade7 bottom view.

Brocade8 top view 5 1/4" L x 1" W x 3/4" H.  0.7 oz. dark figured cherry top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade8 top view
5 1/4″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. 0.7 oz. dark figured cherry top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade8 bottom view.
Brocade8 bottom view.

Brocade9 top view 5 3/8" L x 1" W x 13/16" H.  0.9 oz. black walnut featherwood top/bottom and figured oak center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade9 top view
5 3/8″ L x 1″ W x 13/16″ H. 0.9 oz. black walnut featherwood top/bottom and figured oak center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade9 bottom view.
Brocade9 bottom view.

Brocade10 top view 5 5/8" L x 1" W x 3/4" H.  0.9 oz. black walnut featherwood top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade10 top view
5 5/8″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. 0.9 oz. black walnut featherwood top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

Brocade10 bottom view.
Brocade10 bottom view.
Brocade11 top view 5 1/8" L x 1" W x 3/4" H.  0.8 oz. extra dark black walnut featherwood top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.
Brocade11 top view
5 1/8″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. 0.8 oz. extra dark black walnut featherwood top/bottom and tiger maple center. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin. Ebony fittings over rod slots; stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting.

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Brocade11 bottom view.
Brocade11 bottom view.