shuttle loom

All Pint! linen products use fabrics woven with a shuttle loom type loom.
The shuttle loom is a loom that has been used for a long time.

Woven fabrics are woven by running the weft threads through the warp threads.
The weft threads are driven in by a shuttle.
Here is a photo of the shuttle.

This shuttle goes back and forth to pass the weft threads.
Other looms include rapier looms that hold the ends of the weft threads with small metal fittings and thread them through, and air jet looms that use the force of air to thread the weft threads.
These seem to be several times faster.

The width of the fabric woven by the shuttle loom can be adjusted step by step, and the so-called fabric selvage is attached.
When you touch it, it has a nice texture.
The craftsmen also say that compared to other looms, the finish is plump and thick.

Today's manufacturing requires high productivity, and shuttle looms are not used very often.
One of the reasons is that the number of loom manufacturers is small, and maintenance work must be done by craftsmen themselves.
In particular, linen threads are easier to cut than cotton or chemical fibers, so considerable skill and perseverance are required.
In Japan, there are very few craftsmen who weave linen with a shuttle loom.

Linen fabric carefully woven by craftsmen on a shuttle loom that can only weave 1 to 2M per hour.

Such a story is one of the attractions that makes you want to use it for a long time.

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