Shuttle or needle [8]

For your tabby weaving you can choose between a weaving needle or a shuttle to work.Personally I choose the wooden needle for shorter lengths of yarn where I need to complete a small area of weaving or when I will be interlacing one colour with another. The shuttle is useful for larger areas of work to avoid having to frequently load up your yarn. Having said that, for table-top weaving where you have only a simple shed stick, I only load the shuttle with a relatively small amount of yarn to make it easier to weave between the warp threads. Too much yarn will ‘fatten’ up your shuttle and make it necessary to ‘tug’ it between the threads! Not a good idea! A large-eyed needle can also be used for very small and perhaps more intricate areas of work.

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