Some projects require you to use two strands of weft together. One option is to wind both strands together on a bobbin, but it is almost impossible to wind them on at the exact same rate. And if they wind on at different rates, they will come off the same way, with one strand having more slack than the other. It is time consuming to try to even up the amount of yarn that feeds off the bobbin, but if you don't, the sevedges suffer. A two-bobbin boat shuttle solves this problem by controlling each weft separately. This not only improves your selvedges, but also makes it easy to experiment with color gradation.
The Schacht maple double-bobbin boat shuttle has the same shaping as its other shuttles, with the slight upward curve on the shuttle tips to prevent catching of threads on the lower part of the shed. The regular shuttle is a good choice for most looms, but a slim version is also available for table looms or workshop looms. Both slim and regular shuttles are open bottom, have an oil-rubbed finish and take 4" Schacht bobbins (not included).
Dimensions for regular shuttle: 15 1/2" long; 1 7/8" wide; 1 1/4" high; weight: 6 oz.
Dimensions for slim shuttle: 15 1/2" long; 1 5/8" wide; 1" high; weight: 5 oz.