That was when I met a wood worker Igor Arkadiev and he made
a few pairs of wooden shuttles per my specifications:
they were small(for my small hands), but
could hold a lot of thread and beads.
In 1992 I left for New York but we kept in touch
and Igor kept making shuttles for me
known by that time as BEANILE Shuttles.
Igor is now retired and his grand daughter
Veronica makes a variety of wooden shuttles.
BEANILE Shuttles are a part of her inventory
that includes wooden shuttles of different size,
embelished with pictures or carvings,
often custom made from exotic wood.
You can see her work here: https://tattingshuttles.com
Traditional BEANILE shuttles
Large Wooden shuttles.
Slim Wooden shuttles.