Weaving with a boat shuttle

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      elizm2bme
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        Hi Jane,

        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.

        Thank you in advance

        Elizabeth

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        Sandra
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          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

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