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Fiber tools: rag shuttle

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  • A shuttle carries the weft fiber for a weaver across the warp. The warp is strung on to a loom from the back to where the weaver sits in front. A weaver needs at least one shuttle, and may use several, for different colors or for different threads. This 1800s-era open shuttle was used to hold the strips of torn fabric for making rag rugs. It was collected by Ayleene Bryan and donated to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The creator of this item is unknown.