Here are the latest shuttles lined up on a table. Some of them will be travelling on Saturday to Jane's home. Unfortunately due to the delay in the bobbins arriving not every one who has ordered a shuttle will receive them from this batch.
As you know the hooks for the shuttles are hand made by "I'm in the garage", over the past three weeks we have been trying to source ready made small hooks at a reasonable price from various places which include India, Japan and China but so far we have been unsuccessful as the order for such hooks has to be in the region of thousands to make it viable for the manufacturer. If we could obtain these hooks it would cut down on the work involved in making them and hopefully satisfy the people who are not completely happy with the hand made ones. Unfortunately, it seems that the only way the hooks can be obtained, is by purchasing full size crochet hooks and then cutting them down to size, this is a very expensive and wasteful exercise. If we did this it would mean that the shuttles would be a lot more expensive. Also a part of me, is very loath to be so wasteful, especially in a world that throws so much away. But then perhaps someone knows how to re-cycle the remaining pieces from mutilated crochet hooks?!