I have a Louet ‘Jane’ 70cm table loom and until now I have only used a stick shuttle. I would like to weave wider fabric and start using a boat shuttle. Could you demonstrate how i would do this on a table loom as it seems different on your floor looms as there is no rail for the shuttle to slide across.
Hi Elizabeth – my guess is that the majority of weavers around the world weave without a race (the name of the rail attached to a beater). I have one loom without a race and one with. I don’t really notice a difference. The secret to successfully throwing a shuttle across your warp, is the tension on your warp. Like everything worth learning, it just takes practice! Have fun learning. Jane demonstrates throwing a shuttle in Season 1: Episode 3; Lesson 4