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I have a Glimakra countermarch loom with a fly shuttle beater. During my last project I was weaving with 6/2 tuna yarn and found that the thread got hung up in the bobbin - sometimes the yarn was difficult to pull out of the shuttle and others it got completely stuck. I am a new weaver so I'm guessing I either have the wrong bobbin or my winding technique is off. I am using straight cardboard bobbins, winding them tightly and making sure not to have them so large they touch the inside of the shuttle. I tried winding the bobbins with slight flanges on each side and then filled in with yarn and also just straight. Both seemed to have the same issue. I also noticed that because I was having difficulty with the bobbin tension I had significant draw-in of the cloth.
Also, I haven't figured out how to manage selvidges with the fly shuttle beater (my guess is the bobbin issue is a big contributor to the issues) - if there are any videos or tutorials on best practices with this type of beater I'd love to see them. I haven't found anything online that is particularly helpful.
Any insights would be appreciated! Thank you.