How to Make Inexpensive Weaving Spare Shuttles with Wire

January 11, 2016
Various types of shuttles for hand weaving

When you weave using many colour yarns, you might want to prepare as many shuttles as your yarns. But shuttles are not very cheap. Then I found an easy way to make spare ones with aluminum wire. The type of aluminum wire I used is 2mm diameter and it is very easy to change its shape. I only used a pair of pliers/nippers to cut the wire and I could bend it easily with hand.

Materials for making a wire shuttle
All you need is aluminum wire, a pair of nippers and masking tape.
Making aluminum wire
Aluminum wire shuttles for weaving

I hope it helps for some people :)