I am a new weaver, and I have just finished warping for my first set of cotton dishtowels in a fairly fine cotton (20 EPI). My warp is about 29" wide. I started to weave this evening on my Ashford table loom (32"), and couldn't throw the boat shuttle because it kept getting caught in the threads and wouldn't go very far. I have a medium size boat shuttle.
I suspect that one can't use boat shuttles with fine cotton. Should I use my long stick shuttle (30" or so, that came with my loom), or should I get the biggest boat shuttle I can find? Or am I just doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance.