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: $75 plus shipping.  Includes 1 carbon fiber bobbin.
There is one 4″ shuttle left.  I’m currently out of the longer (5″) shuttles. I should have more available spring of 2018, but email me if you want one so I can put higher priority on getting them made.

Brocade1 top view 5" L x 1" W x 3/4" H.  Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
**SOLD** Brocade1 top view
5″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

Brocade1 side/bottom view
**SOLD** Brocade1 side/bottom view

Brocade2 top view 5" L x 1" W x 3/4" H.  Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
**SOLD**Brocade2 top view
5″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

Brocade2 side/bottom view
**SOLD**Brocade2 side/bottom view

Brocade3 top view 4" L x 1" W x 3/4" H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
**SOLD**Brocade3 top view
4″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

Brocade3 side/bottom view
**SOLD**Brocade3 side/bottom view

Brocade4 top view 4" L x 1" W x 3/4" H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
**SOLD**Brocade4 top view
4″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

Brocade4 side/bottom view
**SOLD**Brocade4 side/bottom view
Brocade5 top view 4" L x 1" W x 3/4" H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
Brocade5 top view
4″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Walnut featherwood. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

 

Brocade5 side/bottom  view
Brocade5 side/bottom view
Brocade6 top view 4" L x 1" W x 3/4" H. Hard tiger maple. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
**SOLD** Brocade6 top view
4″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Hard tiger maple. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

 

 

Brocade6 side/bottom  view
**SOLD** Brocade6 side/bottom view

Brocade7 top view 4" L x 1" W x 3/4" H. Hard tiger maple. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.
**SOLD**Brocade7 top view
4″ L x 1″ W x 3/4″ H. Hard tiger maple. Ebony fittings on top, stainless steel rod and yarn hole fitting. Includes 1 carbonfiber bobbin.

Brocade7 side/bottom  view
**SOLD**Brocade7 side/bottom view